Anirban Lahiri earns his ticket to Tokyo 2020, set to play second successive Olympics
Jun 23, 2021 21:58 [IST]
Last Update: Jun 23, 2021 21:58 [IST]
Anirban Lahiri has earned a berth to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as he
was placed 60thin the Final Olympic Golf
Rankings list which was published today.
Lahiri, a former Asia No. 1 and two-time winner on the European
Tour, will thus be playing his second successive Olympic Games. Anirban, a PGA
Tour regular, had previously turned out for India along with SSP Chawrasia at
the Rio 2016 Olympics. The men’s golf event in Tokyo will feature 60 players and will be
played at theKasumigaseki Country Club from July 29
- August 1.
Anirban has not had the best of seasons on the PGA Tour this year
with just two top-10s in 16 starts and his FedEx Cup ranking being 118. His
season was further hampered when he got down with Covid-19 in late April and
thus had to miss out on a string of events on the PGA Tour till mid-May.
Lahiri, who’s current world ranking is 340, was on the reserve list,
being a third reserve at best for many players, till Tuesday when the updated
Olympic Golf Ranking was published. Thereafter, with a number of withdrawals,
Anirban, who has appeared at 16 Majors, managed to make the cut-off for the