Anirban Lahiri took full advantage of the absence of the top names , who were all playing The Open Championship over in England, to secure an invaluable 3rd place finish with rounds of 68-67-68-65 (20-under 268) at the US$ 3.5mn Barbasol Championship to pick up a cheque of over US$206,000 (Rs 1.5 crores approx) and move closer to securing playing rights for the PGA Tour in 2022 with his winnings for the current season approaching the US$1 million mark.
Lahiri posted two consecutive birdies on his final two holes to finish as the clubhouse leader at 20-under par, before both Seamus Power and J.T. Poston moved to 21-under par to force a two-way playoff for the title.
Lahiri, talking about his week, added, “Feels good to have worked my way back into form. Happy with the way I’m playing and looking to take the momentum into Tokyo and perform even better.”
The final round 65 helped Lahiri achieve his best performance on the PGA Tour, since his tied-2nd finish at the 2017 Memorial.