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India's best in Fiji

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, August 14, 2014

INDIA'S Anirban Lahiri is the best world ranked player in the tournament.

With a world ranking of 86, Lahiri is the front-runner for the title.

Lahiri, who has 11 professional titles under his belt, is looking forward to the challenge.

The 27-year-old qualified for the Open Championship last month entering his second major event.

Lahiri said he enjoyed competing in different places around the world.

"Fiji is a beautiful holiday destination but I will be focused on claiming the title," he said.

Lahiri currently leads the Asian Tour Order of Merit after his win on the tour in April.

He also represented India at the World Cup of Golf in November last year.

The field will also feature Zimbabwean Nick Price and Fiji's national hero Vijay Singh.

Price and Singh have both held the world number one position and between them have more than 100 professional victories including six major championships.

Price is revered around the world for his golfing achievements which includes winning two PGA Championships (1992 and 1994), The Open Championship (1994), being ranked the world number one position for 44 weeks and being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Along with his 47 other international professional victories, Price has most recently used his experience and knowledge to captain the International team in the 2013 Presidents Cup and will again lead the team in 2015.

Already a champion on the PGA Tour of Australasia having won the South Australian Open (1989) and Air New Zealand/Shell Open (1992) this will be Price's first time competing on OneAsia circuit.

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