Anirban Lahiri recorded the best performance ever by an Indian in a golfing major as he recorded a 13-under-par score to finish joint fifth in the US PGA Championship 2015.

Lahiri, 28, had scores of 70-67-70-68 over the four rounds to post a total of 13-under 275.

He stood joint fifth alongside American Brooks Koepka, following a final round that saw him post six birdies and two bogeys to record a score of -4.

And the result helped Lahiri climb up 15 places to the World No. 38 ranking. His final score of -13 is just seven behind eventual winner Jason Day.

For Lahiri, it has been nothing but a "surreal" finish to the campaign, and he himself is on cloud nine.

"I thank my fans for staying up late to watch me play. Nice to be able to represent my country," he said in an exclusive interview to NDTV.

"Media has shown a lot of support. The World Now Wants to Know About Indian Golf," the Bengaluru lad added.

Lahiri was tied for eighth after three rounds of the US PGA Championship, but his performances in the final round earned him plaudits.

His earlier score of 67 in the second round saw him tied fourth. It is also the best-ever round by an Indian in a golfing major.

Lahiri - winner of the Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open earlier this season - had also recorded a score of 68 in the British Open 2012.

Not only that, among the Indians, Jeev Milkha Singh (PGA Championship 2008) and Shiv Kapur (British Open 2013) had recorded 68 as well in the Majors.

Lahiri scored a total of -6 at the end of 72 holes in the Open Championship this year, and had mentioned that he can only get better as he progresses.

According to a report in the Times of India, Lahiri - only the second Indian to break into the top 50 in golf rankings - is also slated to become the first Indian to play at the President's Cup, representing the International team.

The President's Cup is held every two years between the United States and the Rest of the World (excluding Europe).

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