Lahiri to make Euro tour debut

The 27-year-old booked his spot on the European Tour thanks to a top 25 finish in the European Tour Q-School Final Stage. 

After an excellent 2014, where the Bangalore based golfer scored wins in the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and Venetian Macau Open, he climbed to number64 in the world rankings.

Lahiri said: "Last year was an incredible season for me and a year of firsts, which I intend to carry into this new season starting off with my European Tour debut in Abu Dhabi.

"I've heard very good things about the tournament and it's the impressive strength and depth of field that got my attention."

He added: "I'm feeling very confident about taking on the world's best players this week."

Lahiri, who has spent six years on the Asian Tour, is looking forward to the experiences that come with playing on a different tour.

He said: "It's very different, in terms of the conditions, the golf courses, the food, the travel. On the golf course it is different, the depth of the competition is much stronger and the money is obviously better. The world ranking points are better – it's a better tour to be playing on in terms of progressing your career."