Anirban Lahiri will tee up at the Scottish Open on Thursday in his first appearance on the European Tour since his home event at the Indian Open in March. With his place in the FedEx Cup play-offs confirmed – he is currently 46th and the Top-125 will begin the series.
“It’s been a long while away from Europe and I love being back. I am looking forward to the Scottish and hopefully the British Open, too. “My focus had been on PGA Tour and there things were allright, and I did finish even second at the Memorial. But a win is still my goal there.”
Lahiri will begin the week with his debut appearance at the Hero Challenge, where he will play alongside the likes of American stars Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed besides The Open Champion Henrik Stenson, reigning Hero Challenge champion Alex Levy, Scotland’s own Russell Knox, European Tour winner Rafa Cabrera Bello and rising English star Tyrrell Hatton. They will clash in the one-hole knockout contest - two days before the Scottish Open action gets under way at Dundonald Links.
The eight players take part in seven quick-fire head-to-head straight knockout matches to determine the champion, with the entire contest concluded in less than an hour.