Anirban Lahiri creates history at PGA Championships
Anirban Lahiri finished 5th at the tournament, the highest any Indian in a major golf championship. Jason Day of Australia took top prize.
History was made for India at the PGA Championships, the year’s last major golf tournament.
Continuing his great form, India's Anirban Lahiri had a great round of 4 under par on the final day to finish tied 5th at 13 under par with American Brooks Koepka.
Australian golfer Jason Day sizzled with a final round of 5-under for a four day total of 20 under par to win his first major by three shots over American sensation Jordan Spieth.
Lahiri’s performance at the tournament marks the best finish by any Indian in a major championship. The previous best was by Jeev Milkha Singh, who finished 9th at the 2008 PGA Championships.
Lahiri’s round featured 6 birdies but was offset by two bogeys on the 10th and 18th. In another historic feat in the day, Jordan Spieth of the USA claimed the World No.1 spot from Scottish golfer Rory McIlroy with his second place finish.
The 5th-place finish all but ensures Lahiri’s participation at the President’s Cup this October in Incheon, South Korea.