On Thursday, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri suffered a heavy defeat to American player Matt Kuchar, who is one of the most uniform golfers on the PGA Tour, in the 1st match of WGC-Dell Match Play event there.
Matt, the 2013 champ of the event as well as a regular in Team US for Ryder Cup as well as Presidents Cup, won 6&5 without requiring any magnificent play. Anirban appeared to be hit by the long tour back from India, where he ended 2nd in Hero Indian Open, a tournament on European and Asian Tours.
All the golfers sported a black ribbon to pay respect to the victims of the Brussels attack. Anirban, who is playing his 1st full season on the PGA Tour, would have a scope to make up when he goes against Justin Rose in the following game.
He would carry good memories of passing Rose to an extra hole previous year, when games went beyond ordinance 18 holes in case of a tie. This year, ties would get a half point for both golfers. The Kuchar’s highlight was an eagle on the par-5 twelfth when Lahiri had a couple of premature bogeys as the game finished ended after only thirteen holes. Apart from eagle, Matt was really quiet for most of the round. He just had 3 birdies on his card and hit just 5 out of ten fairways at the Austin Country Club.