- One of India’s fastest rising stars, Anirban Lahiri came into the form of his life in 2015 claiming his first two European Tour titles and finishing top-5 in the 2015 PGA Championship. Mastercard has been a proud sponsor of Anirban Lahiri since 2015.
Born in Pune, India on June 29th, 1987, Anirban took up the sport of golf at the age of eight. After being crowned national champion on two different occasions as an amateur, Anirban turned professional in 2007 as a 20 year old. Anirban has been a Mastercard sponsor since 2015.
After winning five events on the Asian Tour in 2011, Anirban was able to secure a European Tour card through the Qualifying School in 2014. Within weeks, Anirban was already a two-time champion, including securing a victory at the 2015 Maybank Malaysian Open with the help of a 10-under-par third round of 62. Anirban carried that success over and beat fellow Indian SSP Chawrasia in a playoff to win the Hero Indian Open just two weeks later.
Success continued for Anirban when he became the first Indian to finish in the top five at a major when he tied for fifth place at the 2015 US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Anirban’s focus has now shifted on golf in the United States after getting a PGA Tour card for 2016.
Currently Anirban is a resident of Bangalore, India where he resides with his wife Ipsa Jamwal.