15 in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour, so along with trying to state his case as rookie of the year, he still has a chance to work his way into the top five and qualify for the bonus pool.
And if that’s not enough, it’s critical for him to get his first season on the PGA Tour off to a strong start and to stay in the top 50 in the world (he’s at No.
It started early in the year when Lahiri won twice in three weeks on the European Tour, which shot him into the top 50 in the world and made him eligible for the majors and the WGCs.
Before heading to South Korea, the 28-year-old made a detour to the Web.com Tour where he played well enough in two events to earn a PGA Tour card.
That was critical to get some rest ahead of a long stretch at the end of the year on the Asian and European tours.
Lahiri is trying to juggle three tours at once.
He chose to play the CIMB Classic in Malaysia last week to keep his lead on the Asian Tour and get a start on his PGA Tour season.
But his goal all along was to play the PGA Tour, and that’s where his priorities lie for next season.
I remember playing with Jordan Spieth right here one year ago, and that was before he got on the biggest run that I’ve ever seen anyone get on.
Lahiri has plenty of power himself he won the Long Drive Competition at the PGA Championship this year though he has learned the difference between what he calls “long, long and really long.” “Back in India we have a term which is ‘Sunday Special,’ which is probably the best shot you could ever hit,” Lahiri said.