New Delhi, 28-04-2014

Lahiri's incredible win catapults him to career-high 67 in world rankings, is now second-highest ranked Asian in the world

Jeev Milkha Singh only other Indian to be ranked higher

Anirban Lahiri’s incredible victory at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2014 catapulted him from 102 to a career-high of 67 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Lahiri, who is now also the Asian Tour no. 1, had achieved his previous best ranking of 99, in March this year. 

Anirban, the highest ranked Indian in the world at the moment, has also become the second-highest ranked Asian player after Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee who is at 49. 

Besides Jeev Milkha Singh no other Indian golfer has been ranked higher than 67. Jeev had achieved his career-best ranking of 29 back in 2009. Among the other two Indians who had previously broken into the top-100, Jyoti Randhawa went as high as 70 while Gaganjeet Bhullar reached a career-high of 85.

At present, Shiv Kapur at 154 is next best ranked Indian in the world followed by Gaganjeet Bhullar at 173.

Here’s a look at some of the other records established post Anirban’s latest triumph:

Lahiri’s 15th career title and fourth international win

Lahiri’s first international-level title triumph outside India 

The 60th win by an Indian at the international level

It was the 46th win by an Indian on the Asian circuit

Lahiri’s four titles now place him fifth on the list of Indians with most international wins (Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal and Gaganjeet Bhullar have won more international titles)

Lahiri became the 10th Indian to win a title outside India

It is the fourth year in succession that Anirban has won an international event

Indians now have two international titles in 2014, both on the Asian Tour (Rashid Khan had won the SAIL-SBI Open in March)  

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