Anirban Lahiri leads after third round, in sight of historic win at Players Championship | Golf News – Times of India


PONTE VEDRA BEACH (Florida): Chasing his first win on the PGA Tour, India’s Anirban Lahiri will take a one shot lead into the ultimate day of the of The Players Championship after finishing the third spherical with a 5-under 67 on Monday morning.
Lahiri accomplished his remaining seven holes in even par after buying and selling a bogey on 15 and a birdie on 16 and leads on 9-under 207 from Sebastian Munoz (65), Doug Ghim (68), Paul Casey (69) and Sam Burns (71) within the TOUR’s flagship $20 million event.
It is going to be solely the second time in his profession that the Indian will maintain the 54-hole lead as he seeks to hitch countryman Arjun Atwal (2010 Wyndham Championship) as the one Indian to win on the PGA Tour.

He’s additionally bidding to change into the third Asian to win THE PLAYERS after Korea’s KJ Choi (2011) and Si Woo Kim (2017).
“There’s not a lot to get too far forward of your self. I am simply attempting to remain within the second and simply do what I have to do subsequent. I believe the brief turnaround time truly helps since you do not actually have time to do anything.
“You are simply on a schedule and also you’re attempting to just remember to are resting and prepping and feeling and doing all of the issues that it is advisable to do. It has been fairly good truly,” stated Lahiri, who will head out with Ghim and Munoz within the final group at 1.01pm native time.
Lahiri, whose finest end on TOUR was a T2 on the 2017 Memorial Event, had led into the ultimate spherical on the CIMB Basic in Malaysia in 2016 earlier than ending tied third.
The welcome change in type has put Lahiri in a very good place as he seeks his profession breakthrough regardless of struggling all season and not using a single top-10.
And it seems like all it has taken for the change in fortunes was including some 3.5 grams of weight to his irons and making a slight adjustment to have a extra open stance at handle.
“I really like golf, and when you recognize you may play properly and you do not, you are not pleased. Then once you begin enjoying properly once more and also you begin hitting it the way in which you wish to hit it once more, you’re pleased. I imply, it is fairly easy.
“I am simply in that place proper now the place I am simply hitting it good, I am seeing it good, I am feeling it good, and that simply makes me pleased,” he stated.
“My irons have been just about the identical as after I got here right here seven years in the past. That is mainly what we thought and talked about and stated, let’s experiment. It could possibly’t be worse than what it’s. I have been hitting it so dangerous to be trustworthy.
“I used to be like, you recognize what, let’s simply throw some lead tape on and see what occurs as a result of I’ve felt like I am swinging good, and yeah, it made an enormous distinction.”
South African Louis Oosthuizen, who enters the ultimate spherical three pictures again of Lahiri, isn’t shocked to see the Indian difficult for a primary win at THE PLAYERS. “He is an ideal participant. He is clearly gone by means of lots of issues and wasn’t enjoying properly there for some time, however when he will get going, he can shoot a low one.
“He is a fighter actually. , he would not get down on himself. He goes and simply performs and no matter occurs, he is centered on the subsequent shot and the subsequent gap. He is an ideal character,” stated Oosthuizen, who has been in two Worldwide Groups on the Presidents Cup with Lahiri beforehand.


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