first_imgThe 29-year-old Lahiri is making his fourth appearance at The 29-year-old Lahiri is making his fourth appearance at The Open where he enjoyed a tied 31st outing in his debut in 2012 which included a magical hole-in-one during the third round and equal 30th last year. “The Open is truly a special tournament,” said Lahiri. “Ive had a couple of decent outings but feel like I missed out both times on a top-10 finish. Hopefully Troon suits my eye and I can play consistently throughout the week. A top-10 or better would be my goal this year.” From the time he holed out his tee shot for the ace in 2012 and celebrated exuberantly with caddie and father who was watching from the galleries, Lahiri has cherished the challenge of links golf, which he hopes will spark his return to top form. Playing his rookie season on the PGA Tour in the United States, Lahiri has missed only four cuts from 17 starts, but has only registered one top-10 finish to his name. Competing on a new golf course every week has been his biggest challenge. “Its been a very slow and sluggish season. I have been inconsistent and have got off to good starts on a few occasions only to have a disappointing weekends. Its frustrating when your A game feels right around the corner but does not show up as frequently as you would like,” he said. Lahiri is also hoping to shine again at the PGA Championships where he announced his arrival on the global stage with an impressive top-five finish last year. With a crowded schedule, Lahiri will place importance in keeping his energy levels at a sustainable pace. “My coach was in America for two weeks to work on all aspects of the game and sharpen it up for the Majors and the Olympics. Hopefully I can pace myself just right to peak during the Majors and Olympics. Thats the goal,” he said. “There can be no greater joy than hearing your name as the Champion Golfer of the Year! added the Indian. PTI Cor SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img

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