Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri secured his place for 2016’s first major after he reached 40th in the World Rankings.
The opening major of 2016 will be played in April at the Augusta National Golf Club. The Top-50 players in the ranking at the end of 2015 will qualify for the same.
“Starting out the year, finishing in the world’s top-50 was one of my main goals and I’m delighted to achieve this target. It also means a lot to me as I will have the opportunity to play in my second Masters Tournament after making my debut this year,” Lahiri said.
The Indian had earlier secured his 2016 PGA tour card after a solid performance in the Web.com finals.
This will be Lahiri’s second appearance at Augusta after he finished 49th this year.
“Playing in all four rounds at Augusta National was certainly one of the main highlights of my 2015 season and I’m looking forward to heading back there again for another crack at this great tournament,” He added.
The other Asian tour members that finished in the top-50 apart from Anirban Lahiri were Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
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