In ‘house’ situations, Lahiri, Atwal tee off


La Altagracia (Dominican Republic), September 23

His confidence on a high after a tied-36th finish in the season-opening Safeway Open, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will look to continue his momentum when he makes his debut at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship starting here tomorrow.

“The game feels really good at the moment. Safeway was a good confidence booster. After the bad start, I was able to finish strong which felt great,” said Lahiri.

The 33-year-old will tee up alongside compatriot Arjun Atwal in the opening two rounds. Atwal, who played four events when golf returned after the hiatus due to Covid-19, makes his first start of the new season.

Lahiri, who is making his first trip to the Corales Golf Club, which has six holes that run along the Caribbean Ocean, said, “The golf course here reminds me of my days on the Asian Tour. Similar grasses and temperatures and conditions to what I played for years back home. Definitely a feeling of familiarity even though it’s my first time here.” — PTI

Bhullar back to action, joins Sharma

Ballymena (N Ireland): Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar is set to return to action after more than six months as he tees up at the Irish Open starting tomorrow. Bhullar last played on the European Tour in March at the Malaysia Open. Also in the field is Shubhankar Sharma, who got back to action with the Hero Open, the second event on the UK swing after the European Tour re-started in June. PTI



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