Anirban LAHIRI

India IND

Golf

  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Rio 2016
  • Year of Birth
    1987
Olympic Results

Biography

Anirban LAHIRI

Two-time Olympian Anirban Lahiri has been the flag bearer for Indian golf for a decade now.

With seven Asian Tour titles and two wins on the European Tour under his belt, Anirban Lahiri is one of the most decorated Indian professional golfers.

Born in Pune on June 29, 1987, in an army doctor’s family, Anirban Lahiri had the luxury of easy access to golf courses - something which would eventually go on to mould his career.

Trips with his father, who was a recreational golfer, to the courses and helping him retrieve golf balls sparked a passion for the sport in Lahiri when he was just eight-years-old.

Lahiri soon picked up the golf club and stepped into the competitive world, starting with the sub-junior Golf Tournament in Calcutta in 1998.

Anirban Lahiri impressed in the junior circuit with his first win coming at the Asian Junior Team Championships in 2005.

To follow his dreams, he moved to Bengaluru in 2005 to train under coach Vijay Divecha.

Anirban Lahiri enjoyed several wins on the national amateur circuit in the next few years, including a team silver at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

Lahiri turned professional in 2007 and became a force to reckon with in the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). He joined the Asian Tour in 2008. He won his first continental tournament, the Panasonic Open, in 2011.

In 2014, Anirban married his long time partner Ipsa Jamwal.

The next year provided major breakthroughs for Anirban Lahiri. He claimed his first victory on the European Tour by winning the Malaysian Open and became the first Indian to finish in the top five of a Major when he tied for the fifth position at the 2015 PGA Championship in Wisconsin, USA.

However, the Indian golfer could not carry his momentum into the Rio Olympics in 2016 as he finished his debut Olympic campaign in 57th place.

After clinching the 60th and final spot in the Final Olympic Golf Rankings, Lahiri made the Tokyo 2020 cut and went on to finish tied-42 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Olympic Results

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Tokyo 2020

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Rio 2016

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