Lahiri dreams of Indian Open win

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The $US1.5 million tournament kicks off at the Delhi Golf Club on Thursday, and the Maybank Malaysian Open winner says he would love to win there.

This is the first year the tournament is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour.

Lahiri said: "My first memory of the Indian Open is walking in Calcutta Golf Club when I was 12. Arjun Atwal won that event and I still remember some of the shots he hit. I was just a kid and I didn't even play golf seriously! I thought to myself that it would be so great to be one of those guys.

"We have four Asian Tour members win the last four co-sanctioned events. It will be nice to continue that streak. It is nice to have so many of our members winning events but I would like to say that I want an Indian to keep this trophy on home soil.

"This is the event you want to win as an Indian. The Indian Open is a tournament which is steep[ed] in history. Delhi Golf Club has such a fantastic history to it. It is definitely one of those events where you want to play and win it."