Kuala Lumpur: Looking to win his first Asian Tour title outside the comfort zone of home turf, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri says he just needs to be patient and relaxed to achieve the target. The 26-year-old finished tied 10th at the star-studded Maybank Malaysian Open on Sunday and he was also part of Team Asia, where he contributed two points, to tie with Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup here last month.
Lahiri won three of his Asian Tour titles on home soil and his results in recent weeks have given him added motivation to win his first title outside. "It has been a while since I've been playing well. I feel like I'm playing well enough to win. I just need to be patient and relaxed. I can't get too far ahead of myself. That's what I've learnt from last week," said Lahiri.
Lahiri enjoyed a fine run at the Maybank Malaysian Open after ending the event on eight-under 280, thanks largely to a superb performance during the weekend after even-par rounds in the opening two days. "All in all, it was a solid week but I can't help but feel that I left a lot out there. I've been hitting it really good. I hit 16 greens but didn't make the putts which I needed to. I gave myself a lot of opportunities but couldn't hole the birdies," he explained.