Lahiri Blog: Raring to go at Doral

Thu 05 Mar 2015

Lahiri Blog: Raring to go at Doral

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March 5: India’s Anirban Lahiri enjoyed the same stage as some of the biggest stars of the game at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Wednesday when he participated in a pre-event press conference in Doral. See his blog.
By Anirban Lahiri
It is exciting. This is my first time here, and it's been fabulous. It's been fantastic. I got here on Saturday night and it's only gotten better since then. So I'm really looking forward to tomorrow.
I just have to go out there and play the way I've been playing.  At the end of the day, whether I play well in Asia or Europe or here, you're still trying to do the same thing. Take the least number of shots, put the ball in the hole and I just need to do that.
It's been a good whirlwind (referring to his two wins last month). Everybody hopes for whirlwinds like that. It's been fantastic. I've always believed that I can win, and win in big events and I'm glad that it happened. It kind of just made that belief a reality, and that helps my confidence obviously coming into weeks like this.
It's time for me to take the next step and prove that I can compete, contend and maybe even win in events like this.
It's been a big step up from where I was, say, two months back.  Obviously my schedule has done a 360, and I've had to sit down and look at that very seriously, and the very real possibility of playing a lot of golf in America and having a realistic chance of trying to get my card up here which is obviously one of my goals and pretty much any event that I play in from here is going to be huge from me.
They are all great opportunities for me to come out here and do what I really want to do, which is to play out here. And Augusta is obviously - it's one of those things that everybody dreams of playing.  And not a lot of Indians have played the event, so it's very special for me personally.  It's very special for everybody back home.
I'm just taking it one step at a time.  I think when you have a period of golf like I have recently, it's very easy to get ahead of yourself and start projecting into the future. I think that's one of things that I've kind of improved upon over the last few years. I've kind of matured.  Like I said, I'm happy that I've played seven years in Asia and kind of progressed slowly. If it was an overnight thing that was happening, if I was just a young professional, say, two years into my career, it would be very easy for me to jump ahead.
But I know that that's probably the one thing that I have to avoid, so I'm just taking it one step at a time, soaking it all in, trying to gain as much experience and learn, because it's going to be a lot of new experiences for me especially out here. Obviously excited, looking forward to Augusta, but I'm just taking it one step at a time.