X

Monday 26
August

Golf

Improvement just around the corner - Lahiri

10th August 2019, 16:00 by James Mason

Anirban Lahiri believes he can start showing improvement as he attempts to win back his PGA Tour card.

It has been 18 months to forget for Lahiri, who has slipped from 66th in the world rankings at the start of 2017 to 308th in the standings, having failed to pick up a win since the 2015 Hero Indian Open.

The 32-year-old has missed eight cuts in 2019 and has failed to record a single top-10 finish this year, which has resulted in him losing his PGA Tour card for the 2019/20 campaign after he finished outside of the top 125 players in the FedEx Cup charts.

Lahiri still has the chance to gain his playing rights for the next season in the upcoming Korn Ferry Tour Finals - a series of three tournaments from which the top-25 players based on accumulated points will earn a card - and he is feeling optimistic after recent developments in his game.

Speaking to Firstpost from his West Palm Beach residence, he said: "These are good signs for me. I am now focused on improving my game and I am not thinking about the results.

"I want to hit the ball better every day, I want to roll the ball a little better on the greens and I want to improve my proximity on the greens with every round. I want my mistakes to be in play. I think that is a good mindset to have before something as important as the Korn Ferry Tour Finals."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Golf

Golf

McIlroy claims £12m prize at East Lake

26th August 2019, 00:58

Rory McIlroy finished the season in style when winning the Tour Championship at East Lake to secure the FedEx Cup title.

Golf

European Tour title win for Van Rooyen

25th August 2019, 18:54

Erik van Rooyen has claimed his first ever European Tour title after winning the Swedish Invitational by one shot.

Golf

Thomas holds Tour Championship lead ahead of mammoth final day

25th August 2019, 09:31

Justin Thomas holds a one-shot lead at the Tour Championship after thunderstorms forced the third round to be suspended on Saturday.

Golf

McIlroy sets sights on Tour Championship

24th August 2019, 12:40

Rory McIlroy admits luck was on his side during his second round at the Tour Championship and is upbeat on his title hopes.

Golf

Koepka moves one clear in Atlanta

24th August 2019, 09:18

Brooks Koepka says it is "always nice" to have the lead after he moved one shot clear at the season-ending Tour Championship.

Golf

Magic Matt shines in Sweden

23rd August 2019, 18:54

Matthew Fitzpatrick added a 65 to his opening 64 to claim the halfway lead at the Scandinavian Invitation.

Recent Sport Headlines

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nuno happy with hectic schedule as Wolves are held

26th August 2019, 02:31

Nuno Espirito Santo insists the hectic start to the season did not have an impact as Wolves laboured to a 1-1 draw against Burnley on Sunday.

Cycling

Ireland's Roche leads Vuelta

26th August 2019, 01:39

Colombia's Nairo Quintana won stage two of the Vuelta a Espana, but Ireland's Nicolas Roche leads the overall race.

Golf

McIlroy claims £12m prize at East Lake

26th August 2019, 00:58

Rory McIlroy finished the season in style when winning the Tour Championship at East Lake to secure the FedEx Cup title.

Tottenham Hotspur

Poch in dark over Eriksen future and says Spurs are unsettled

26th August 2019, 00:31

Mauricio Pochettino says he has no idea whether Christian Eriksen is staying with Tottenham as the European transfer deadline fast approaches.

Newcastle United

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Newcastle United

25th August 2019, 20:32

Joelinton scored the only goal of the game as Newcastle recorded their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory away at Tottenham.

Southampton

Besiktas make move for Saints midfielder

25th August 2019, 20:00

Besiktas officials are heading to England to discuss a deal for Southampton’s out-of-favour midfielder Mario Lemina.

Rugby League

Castleford keen to get Watts back fit

25th August 2019, 19:58

Castleford Tigers are hopeful that prop Liam watts will be back to full fitness ahead of their match with St Helens next week.

Real Madrid

Pressure already on at Real as Zidane calls for patience

25th August 2019, 19:29

Real Madrid let two points slip against Real Valladolid and boss Zinedine Zidane is already calling for patience from the Los Blancos faithful.