Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will be one of the top contenders for the USD 600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters, that tees off at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
The Mercuries Taiwan Masters is the last event for players to fight for the 10 available spots on the Order of Merit for the USD seven million CIMB Classic in Malaysia and is also the penultimate event to qualify for the USD 8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions in China next month. The winner will take away a prize money of USD 120,000.
Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant will be looking to complete the Chinese Taipei double this year by adding Taiwan Masters to his Yeangder TPC crown. The last man to achieve this feat was Lu Wei-chih in 2011. Lu is playing in his third event since making a comeback from illness.