The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, who has already won twice this year, is heading back to the United States with a renewed confidence. Lahiri did not have it easy when he moved out of his comfort zone in Asia last year.

"I wish could just wipe off the memories of those two Majors (he missed the cuts at The Open Championship and PGA Championship) I played last year because of my health," said Lahiri, whose Major ambitions then were severely dampened by illness and chicken pox last year.

"Fortunately for me this year, I'm looking at playing all four Majors especially with the US Open and the Open Championship coming up. They are obviously the two big ones after the Masters and I'm looking forward to making a mark this time. Last year was no doubt disappointing but this year, I'm going to be fighting fit for it," Lahiri, who is now taking a break at home, added.

The 27-year-old knows he has a great chance of doing well in the year's second Major, which will be played from June 18-21.

"Preparations for the US Open have been very good so far. I spent an extended period of time in the States and I've become more comfortable playing there. I've got used to the crowd, the kind of competition and course conditions," said the world number 45.

"The field is obviously very deep and the competition is very tough. There are more people tied at the same scores than you can imagine. So you might be five shots off the lead but you can still be in 50th position. It's very tight each week and you got to be at the top of your game," insisted Lahiri.

Currently enjoying the comforts of home, Lahiri has already started mapping out his plans for the rest of the season. "I'm happy to be home as it gives myself a break both mentally and physically. I'll get a mid-season check-up with my coach and I will come back well prepared for the next half of the season.

"I'm in a good position on the Asian Tour Order of Merit but I know I can't take it easy. I'll come back to the Asian Tour and play extensively starting with the Hong Kong Open," said Lahiri.

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