Lahiri is still in search of the rhythm that once made him Asia no. 1 a few years ago and won him two European Tour titles back in 2015.
Without a title since early 2015, when he won in his home country at the Hero Indian Open, Lahiri is bracing against time to hold on to his PGA card.
Interestingly, Lahiri has been paired with South African Justin Harding, whose rise to world's top 50 has been spectacular over the past year and a half.
Harding was in the mix at the Masters for almost 54 holes before finishing a highly creditable tied 12th in his maiden appearance at the Augusta National.
Like Lahiri in 2015 and 2017, Harding is seeking a place in the President's Cup and also hoping to get his full PGA Tour card for 2020.
Lahiri has just had one top 10 this season and has time and again seemed to find his form, only to lose in the latter part of the week. His putting has been a problem.
Meanwhile, Brooks Koepka, week away from defending his most recent major championship win, is focusing on the task at hand -- the AT&T Byron Nelson. He did not play the event last year.
Koepka defends his PGA Championship title at Bethpage. He won it last year at Bellerive.
He has already won once this season in last fall at the CJ CUP @NINE BRIDGES in Korea, but has been somewhat low by his own standards.
Also in the field are last year's champion Billy Horschel, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth, who join more than a dozen others from the world's top 100.
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