Anirban Lahiri tests positive for Covid-19

Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri has tested positive for COVID-19, ruling him out of at least a couple of events on the PGA Tour.

The golfer shared the news on his social media account. He has isolated himself and has requested all those who have recently come in contact with him to undergo a test.

Lahiri took to his twitter account and wrote, “Looks like the pandemic caught up with the Lahiri’s. Tested positive Saturday morning. Isolating and waiting it out. Stay safe everyone.”

The 33-year-old Bengalurean, who is aiming for a second successive Olympic appearance, was just beginning to show signs of a return to form with a fifth-place finish at the Valero Texas Open. He will now miss action for at least two weeks.

Lahiri’s recent Top-5 finish had catapulted him into the race for one of the Olympic berths. Even though he will miss a tournament or two, he could be back for Wells Fargo in mid-April and then the Byron Nelson event. There are a few more events for him to make a bid for the Olympic spot.

However, Lahiri will now miss practice and also next week’s Valspar Championship.

Last week Lahiri missed the cut at RBC Heritage after a modest 71 in the first round and a listless 75 in the second. He was sitting out the week of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to practice and work on his game.

Posted on: 2021 Apr 20 Tue
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