An opportunity follow spherical with Tiger Woods is the sort of luck India’s Anirban Lahiri shall be hoping to get some extra of when he begins his marketing campaign on the PGA Championship on Thursday.
Lahiri, who is ready to play within the main at Southern Hills after his spouse delivered their second child forward of schedule on Monday, arrived for follow to seek out Woods on the primary tee field on Wednesday.
“There have been some confusion as to who was going and it was then simply me and Tiger, and he requested me (to play collectively) and why would I ever say no to that invitation?” the 34-year-old advised the PGA Tour.
“It was simply random, it was serendipity.
“I really haven’t performed a lot golf with him, so to really exit and play 9 holes, sort of have a chill day was loads of enjoyable. He was tremendous relaxed and really pleasant.”
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It allowed Lahiri to faucet into the ideas of the American who gained his fourth PGA Championship title at Southern Hills in 2007. “He clearly talked concerning the modifications to Southern Hills since he was final right here and it was good to get insights on how he sees it on among the holes,” stated Lahiri, who completed runner-up on the Gamers Championship in March.
After Woods wrapped up his 9 holes, Lahiri was joined by Bryson DeChambeau for the again 9, although the big-hitting American subsequently withdrew from the event as he continues his restoration from a wrist surgical procedure.
“He was swinging at 60 % and nonetheless flying it 320 yards, it’s simply unimaginable what he’s managed to do with pace and distance,” Lahiri stated.
“I used to be joking with my caddie that we had a day the place we sort of did all of it. We present up after which play with Tiger and the again 9 with Bryson.”