PGA Championship: Anirban Lahiri finishes joint 5th, records best finish by Indian at golf major

Anirban Lahiri on Sunday created history after he registered the best performance by an Indian at a golf major.

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2015, 10:13 AM IST
PGA Championship: Anirban Lahiri finishes joint 5th, records best finish by Indian at golf major

New Delhi: Anirban Lahiri on Sunday created history after he registered the best performance by an Indian at a golf major.

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Lahiri finished tied-fifth at the PGA Championships, which was won by Aussie Jason Day.

The 28-year-old played out a final round of 4-under 68 with six birdies and two bogeys to finish at -13.

The Bangalore native received $367,50070 for his sterling display.

"I thank my fans for staying up late to watch me play. Nice to be able to represent my country. Media has shown a lot of support. The world now wants to know about Indian golf," Lahiri was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Last year he played the PGA Championships for the first time and missed the cut.

Lahiri, only the second Indian to make Top-50 of the world, has won seven titles in Asia, of which two, Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open, were co-sanctioned with European Tour.

He is also in line to become the first Indian to play for the International Team at the President's Cup, an event held every two years between United States and Rest of the World (minus Europe).