Anirban Lahiri, KJ Choi Earn Tickets to The Open

Anirban Lahiri will enjoy his second appearance at The Open following a highly memorable debut in 2012 where he finished tied 31st at Royal Lytham and St Annes and sank a magical hole-in-one during the third round.

updated: July 04, 2014 23:11 IST
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Anirban Lahiri reacts after making a successful putt.
Anirban Lahiri reacts after making a successful putt.


Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri has been forced to cut short his honeymoon in Madagascar for a very good reason -- he has earned a prized spot in The Open Championship from July 17-20.

The Indian star, ranked 81st in the world, was amongst a further 10 golfers who secured their places in the 143rd Open at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake as the highest ranked non-exempt players on the Official World Golf Ranking as of June 30.

Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi of Korea, ranked 66th, also earned a place in the world's oldest Major and will make his 15th appearance in The Open.

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