|Anirban Lahiri Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||June 29, 1987|
Anirban Lahiri is an Indian professional golfer who has plied his trade on the Asian Tour and the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Tour having previously competed on the European Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). He had achieved his peak world ranking of number 33 in March 2015 and his best performance at a major tournament had come at the 2015 PGA Championship where he had finished in joint 5th-place. With 7 trophies on the Asian Tour as of March 2021, he was tied in 9th-place on the all-time tour leaderboard. He had earned his ‘Order of Merit’ on the Professional Golf Tour of India in 2009 and on the Asian Tour in 2015. In 2014, he had been honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award, the 2nd-highest sporting honor of India. Representing India, he had won the ‘Silver’ medal in the team event at the 2006 Asian Games. A year earlier, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the Asian Junior Golf Team Championship.
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Anirban had attended the St. James’ School, Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India.
- Father – Tushar Lahiri (Physician with the Indian Armed Forces)
- Mother – Navanita Lahiri
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Anirban has dated –
- Ipsa Jamwal (2014–Present) – Anirban had married his long-time partner Ipsa Jamwal in May 2014. They have a daughter together named Tisya Lahiri (b. February 4, 2019).
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
Anirban Lahiri Facts
- He had learned how to play golf from the age of 8. He used to learn by simply watching his father, a recreational golfer, play the sport with his friends.
- When he qualified for the 2015 Masters Tournament, he had become just the 3rd Indian golfer, after Jeev Milkha Singh and Arjun Atwal, to qualify for this prestigious tournament. He had performed creditably as well, making the cut on his tournament debut, and finishing with a scoreline that read 71-75-74-72 over the 4 rounds, ending up in tied 49th place.
- The crowning glory of his career had come at the 2015 PGA Championship where he had finished in joint 5th place, easily the then-best performance by an Indian at a golfing major. His scoreline of 70-67-70-68 over the 4 rounds meant that he had become the first Indian golfer to shoot sub-par scores in all 4 rounds in a major tournament.
- His overall total of 13-under-par was the best performance by an Indian golfer at any major tournament and his score of 5-under-par in the 2nd round was also the best single-round performance by an Indian golfer at any major tournament.
- In 2015, he had become the first Indian golfer to have been named in the international squad of the Presidents Cup, a biennial series of men’s golf matches between a team representing the United States and a team representing the rest of the world minus Europe.
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