Indian Anirban Lahiri on Monday moved to a career-high 37th place in the World Golf Rankings following his triumph at the co-sanctioned Malaysian Open.
The breakthrough win on the European Tour helped the 27-year-old Lahiri jump 36 places in the rankings, according to a release.
Lahiri’s 37th position in World Rankings is the second-best ever by an Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh, who was in the Top-30 in March 2009. While this is the first week in Top-50 for Lahiri, Jeev spent a total of 66 weeks at different times in Top-50.
The Bengaluru golfer, who will be one of the biggest draws at the Hero Indian Open Feb 19-22, is looking forward to adding the national open to his kitty.
He said, “Winning big events is always a goal, and for us Indian golfers, winning the Hero Indian Open means a lot because it is our National Open. In the last few years I have come close to it, and was tied second last time around, so I would like to set that record straight.”