60 secs with Anirban Lahiri

Fri 25 Apr 2014

60 secs with Anirban Lahiri

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April 25: In our latest Q&A series with stars on the Asian Tour, we catch up with India’s Anirban Lahiri, a three-time champion, on the things that he does to relax, his favourite club in the bag and the best dish that he can serve.
What’s the most memorable moment of your career so far?
It keeps changing as my career progresses! It’s difficult to say ... it’s a close tie between my hole in one at the British Open several years ago and the EurAsia Cup in March where Asia drew with Europe.
What do you do to relax when you’re at home?
I love to sleep, watch movies and hang out with friends when I’m home as we’re on the road so much.
What’s your favourite club in the bag?
This is another thing that keeps changing ... Every week it’s a different club! But, I’ve been very happy with my driver in the past one year.
What’s your favourite movie?
Shawshank Redemption.
What did you think of the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM?
It was a milestone event. It turned out better and bigger than what everyone had expected. I am happy, honoured and privileged to be a part of Team Asia, especially to come back from the first day (where Asia lost 0-5). It was a tremendous week.
Who is your favourite female golfer?
I don’t really follow ladies golf...
What’s your favourite food on Tour?
I’ll definitely say sushi and sashimi.
One sentence to describe the Asian Tour?
It feels like my home away from home.
Funniest thing a golf fan or player has said to you?
After winning a tournament, I was asked by a fellow pro-am partner what I do for a living!
Who’s your favourite superhero?
It’s got to be Batman. The Dark Knight series made him a bigger superhero.
What are your favourite sports apart from golf?
I used to play a lot of squash. I can’t anymore because of injury. It’s a great sport.
What’s better for you? A hole in one or loads of birdies?
I’ll take loads of birdies any day.
If you cook, what’s the best dish you can make?
I actually can make a lot of good dishes. At the risk of sounding like I’m blowing my own trumpet, I think I’m a decent cook. My mutton curry is probably what my friends love the most.

ABOUT ANIRBAN


Country:            India
Date Of Birth:   June 29, 1987
Residence:        Bangalore
Family:              Single
Turned Pro:     2007
Twitter Handle: @anirbangolf
ASIAN TOUR VICTORIES:  (3) 2011 Panasonic Open India, 2012 SAIL-SBI Open, India, 2013 SAIL-SBI Open, India.
PRO WINS: (10) 2009  Haryana Open, India, 2009  BILT Open, India, 2010  BILT Open, India,  2010  Aircel PGTI Players Championship, India,  2010  PGTI Players Championship, India,  2011  Aircel PGTI Players Championship, India, 2011  Aircel PGTI Players Championship, India,
2013  McLeod Russel Tour Championship, India,  2013  PGTI - EAGLEBURG Open, India, 2013  PGTI Players Championship, India
AMATEUR WINS: Six amateur wins between 2006 and 2007.