Anirban Lahiri will fulfil a childhood dream when he makes his US Masters debut this week at the fabled Augusta National and the world number 34 is determined not to lose his way in the golfing "temple".
Jeev Milkha Singh ran into a four-hole bogey streak on the back nine and made an early exit from the Africa Open Golf Challenge even as England's Matt Ford takes a one shot lead into the weekend after carding a second round six under par 66.
Shiv Kapur celebrated his 33rd birthday in style with a flawless six-under 66 that put him in a good position at the end of the first round of the inaugural US$2 million True Thailand Classic here on Thursday.
Indian golfers, including inform Anirban Lahiri, will be a major force to reckon with at the 51st Hero Indian Open which will held at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club for the 27th time, starting on February 19.
Anirban Lahiri frittered away a great start at five-under through 13 holes, before a lapse in concentration saw him drop as many as three shots over next four holes to finish at two-under 70, that still placed him tied 16th after the first day at the USD 3 million Maybank Malaysian Open here on Thursday.
A strong contingent from Europe besides some top Asian Tour golfers are set to see in action at the 2015 Hero Indian Open, which has become a co-sanctioned event between European and Asian Tours for the first time, from February 19 to 22 here.
Indian golfer Shiv Kapur, determined to make up for the missed cut in his opening start in 2015 on the European Tour season, carded a flawless four-under 68 to go with his first round 70 after 36 holes in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, here on Thursday.
Anirban Lahiri on Tuesday rounded off his campaign at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship with a final round of two-under 70 to finish at tied 50th place on a day which was highlighted by the stunning come-from-behind win of France's Gary Stal here.
Anirban Lahiri, playing his first European Tour event as a full member, shot four-under 68 to make the cut in tied 29th place, while Jeev Milkha Singh carded one-over 73 in the second round to also make the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Open here on Saturday.
Veteran Indian golfer Arjun Atwal Sunday ended a frustrating four-year title drought by winning the inaugural Dubai Open by one stroke after South Korean teenager Wang Jeung-hun bogeyed the final hole at the par-72 Els Club Dubai here.