Demons don’t stand a chance against Anirban Lahiri.
As he always has throughout an unconventional march to professional golf that first took root on a rare golf course in India, Lahiri has moved on from a setback or defeat that would have left lesser men scarred and dwelling on what might have been.
He can still see the missed birdie putt from inside 4 feet on the final hole on the final day of the Presidents Cup cruelly spin out. It cost his Internationals team a half point in a match against the USA it would lose 15½-14½ in South Korea earlier this month.
Lahiri, who made history as the first from India to play in the Presidents Cup, didn’t dodge the media or sulk, instead facing the incident with composure and dignity as he spoke to a few reporters long after his team left the media center.
Calling on the example set by his parents, Lahiri praised his opponent that day, Chris Kirk, who made a gutsy 15-footer right before Lahiri’s miss that eventually earned him a full point. And Lahiri…