NEW YORK, Sept 7: Anirban Lahiri will make his second appearance at the Presidents Cup after being picked by International captain Nick Price for the September 26-October 1 event at Liberty National in New Jersey.
Besides Lahiri, Price also opted for Argentina�s Emiliano Grillo, one of the four Presidents Cup rookies, for the team competitions.
�Since the last Presidents Cup in South Korea, I�ve been here full-time the last two years and I�ve learnt a lot and kind of adapt and made America my new home,� Lahiri said.
�So yeah, a lot of experience also gained since the last Presidents Cup, and I�m really ready to go back.�
In his maiden appearance in 2015, Lahiri had missed a three-foot putt on the 18th hole on the final day and the Indian said he wants to redeem himself this year.
�It�s been two years waiting. Obviously I�ve been wanting to get back on team ever since that day in Korea. It�s something that I feel that I need to do,� he said.
�I felt like I let the team down, and I feel like I need to go back out there and contribute to the winning cause.
�I�ve definitely learned a lot, after having moved here, played here, and I feel like I�m ready to go back out there and make a positive difference to the team.�
Price said Lahiri�s earlier experience of playing in the Presidents Cup was instrumental in his selection, even though he finished six places off of the automatic qualifying spots.
�With Anirban at No. 16 in the standings, picking him may surprise some people, but my captain�s assistants and I felt like the team needed an additional player who has experienced Presidents Cup pressure before,� Price said.
The United States have dominated the Presidents Cup over the years, losing the title only once � in 1998 � since it was first staged in 1994. � PTI