The top two world ranked golfers from India will qualify for the Olympics and Lahiri is highest ranked at the moment, followed by Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur at 143rd and 144th positions, respectively, in the World Golf rankings list.
     
"The top two world ranked golfers from India would qualify for the Olympic Games. As of now I am the highest ranked. Then there is Gaganjeet (Bhullar) and Shiv (Kapur)," Lahiri said at a press conference on Louise Philip Cup tournament here.
     
"I don't know exactly when the cut-off date is, but as the Olympics are in 2016, I don't expect it to be before end of 2015, which basically means I have got 24 months not only to maintain my level but to improve and get into the Olympics.
     
"If I go there only with the goal of being where I am then I will only move backwards. I want to better my golf, better my ranking. It will improve my chances of playing and that's what I will try to do," said the 26-year-old golfer, who is number 3 on the Asian Order of Merit.
     
Terming 2013 as his best year on the golf pro circuit, Lahiri said he was eager to break into the top 50 and gain a direct entry into the US PGA Tour though he is also looking at the European Tour and Japan Tour.

 (Agencies)

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