Son helps Anirban Lahiri keep Major date
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri’s newborn son Avyaan ensured that his father kept the date with his first Major since 2019 by arriving before the due date.
Lahiri became a father for the second time, when his wife Ipsa delivered a baby boy on Monday, giving Lahiri enough time to prepare for the PGA Championships beginning on Thursday.
“Family comes first,” said Lahiri. “I made a mental note that if Avyaan came any later than Tuesday morning, I would have withdrawn. The greatest moment until the last couple of days ago was when our daughter came into our lives (in 2019) and it trumps anything that I can accomplish on the golf course.
“I’m so glad I was there with my wife when my boy came. Avyaan did arrive early … he was due this coming Sunday and it always looked like he was going to come early.
“Ipsa had gone to a doctor’s appointment on the Thursday of Wells Fargo Championship (two weeks ago) and the doctor told us he could arrive that weekend, and that was why I withdrew from Byron Nelson last week. Ipsa was originally due to deliver their son on May 22, which would have been the final round of the PGA Championship.
“I’m just glad he came early and I’m grateful he’s healthy, Ipsa is doing well and I’m now going to be able to make it in time to play the PGA. Everything seems to have worked out.”