HUA HIN, Thailand, 11 February 2015 —— India’s Anirban Lahiri is determined to scale greater heights when he takes his place as the highest ranked player at the inaugural US$2 million True Thailand Classic 2015 presented by Black Mountain which will tee off on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Indian, ranked 37th in the world, is enjoying one of the best times in his career, having claimed his biggest victory in Malaysia last week.
Voted as the Players’ Player of the Year in 2014, Lahiri’s latest triumph was his sixth win on the region’s premier Tour and third victory in 10 months. It was also his first win on the European tour.
“It’s a very exciting period for me right now. I’m playing well and one of the many goals that I’ve set for myself is to crack the top-50 and that win last week has made it possible,” said Lahiri.
Lahiri is not planning to rest on his laurels and is determined for a greater push up the world order, starting with another assured performance at the Black Mountain Golf Club this week.
“I had a big boost in my world rankings after Malaysia. But the next two weeks here and in India are going to be crucial for me to play well. It’ll seal up my place in the Masters and a host of other major events.
“I’ve got a lot to play for. Last week was great but these two weeks are equally important for me to keep the momentum going in the right direction,” said Lahiri.
Lahiri will be up against the best players from the Asian Tour and European Tour in the richest golf tournament in Thailand, which is also the first co-sanctioned tournament by both Tours in Thailand in eight years.
He will face his acid test as the Thailand Classic will also include a strong European Tour field that includes Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn as well as Spaniards Miguel Angel Jiménez and Alejandro Canizares, who finished tied third in Malaysia last week.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), PRG (Official Accessories Supplier), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
About MUSE Group
Muse Group is a boutique marketing agency, specialising in music, and sports and entertainment. Operating in five offices across the Asian region, Muse was the promoter of the FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC Summer Tours in 2014. It is the exclusive marketing agency for the newly-launched Chang International Circuit in Buriram.
About Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin
A challenging yet highly enjoyable design, the course enjoys sweeping vistas from almost every hole, and tour-standard conditions. Since opening in 2007, Black Mountain has hosted three Asian Tour events, including the 2014 King’s Cup, and has won a string of international awards. Black Mountain is the only course in Thailand ever to be named in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses (outside the US), and also to receive the accolade “Best Course in Thailand” for the past FOUR years in a row. Also in December 2014, Asian Golf Monthly Magazine voted Black Mountain as the “Best Course in Asia Pacific” and “Best Championship Course in Asia Pacific”. Additionally, the magnificent Par 3 sister course may be the best you will ever play. Set in a natural valley, there is water on every hole, requiring precise shot-making and concentration, just as you need on the full length course! Outstanding services, the most modern carts and electric buggies available, first class practice facilities and a modern clubhouse overlooking the course make Black Mountain a golf experience you will long remember. Combine all of the above with a world class restaurant and a 5-star Spa, then you have the complete package for the perfect golfing destination.
[Source : THE THM]