Having a supportive wife who understands the demands of a professional golfer is key for Lahiri who has gone on a scorching run of form since he tied the knot with Ipsa last May. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader has won four tournaments that included two victories in co-sanctioned events with the European Tour in Malaysia and India in the last 15 months. Having missed the cut at The Open last year, Bengaluru-based Lahiri is determined to better his result from his 2012 debut where he finished tied 31st at Royal Lytham and St Annes and sank a magical hole-in-one during the third round.
Accompanied only by his father then, Lahiri now hopes to put up another memorable performance so that his entire family can witness his proud moments together this year. “That was a very special week as we were travelling outside India for the first time together. I knew he had a great time then and just it’s great that my entire family is going to be there this year. I’m super excited," said Lahiri. Lahiri will be part of a strong Asian Tour contingent who will feature in The Open. Other headline acts from the region’s premier Tour include Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee who is one of the most decorated players on the Asian Tour with three Order of Merit titles and 13 victories. Apart from the duo, 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the United States and Australia’s Marcus Fraser and Scott Hend, a six-time winner on the Asian Tour and China’s Liang Wen-chong will also compete at the year's third Major.