Who's who: Jeev Milkha Singh

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Who's who: Jeev Milkha Singh

  • Name:

    Jeev Milkha Singh
  • Country:

    India
  • Born:

    Dec 15, 1971 in Greater Chandigarh, India.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1993

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the Asian, Japan and European Tours. Asian Tour Order of Merit winner (2006, '08).

Did you know?

Singh is the son of a famous Indian Sikh athlete and Olympic runner, Milkha Singh. Jeev attended Abilene Christian University in the United States, winning the NCAA Divison II individual golf championship in 1993. He also won a number of amateur tournaments while in the US and recorded his first professional win in the 1993 Southern Oklahoma State Open.

After an excellent start on the Asian Tour in the late 1990s he was plagued by a wrist injury and relinquished his Tour playing rights in 2002. He bounced back with a solid season in 2005, followed by a spectacular season in 2006, when he won the Asian Tour Order of Merit and notched up his first European Tour win in the Volvo Masters at Valderrama. He won the Asian Tour Order of Merit again in 2008

Singh has said that analyzing his own game through video tapes, and reading books on the mental side of the game, has contributed significantly to his ability to win. He was the first Indian golfer to become a member of the European Tour.

Top tournaments won by Jeev Milkha Singh

2012
Europe
271 (-17)
€518,046
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€518,046

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Played as the Aberdeen Asset Mgt Scottish Open (July 12-15). Jeev Milkha Singh (India) beat Francesco Molinari (Italy) at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his four European Tour wins. Molinari was also runner-up a week earlier in the French Open. [Castle Stuart Links, nr Inverness].

2008
Asia
277 (-7)
US$792,500
Barclays

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

US$792,500

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Singapore Open (Nov 13-16; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) and Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Singh (India). [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore. Early rounds also played on the Tanjong course].

2008
Europe
198 (-15)
€216,000
Bank Austria

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Fontana

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

€216,000

Title sponsor

Bank Austria

Played as the Bank Austria Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria (June 5-8; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Simon Wakefield (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Singh (India). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Fontana GC, Oberwaltersdorf, nr Vienna, Austria].

2008
Japan
Tokyo Yomiuri CC
268 (-12)
¥30million
Japan Tobacco

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Tokyo Yomiuri CC

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Japan Tobacco

Played as the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (Dec 4-7; Japanese major ch'ship and season-ending event). Second-placed Brendan Jones (Aus), David Smail (NZ) and Taichi Teshima (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Singh (India), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Asian Tr

Singh (Ind) won the Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2008
Awards
x
Johnnie Walker

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Singh (Ind) won his second Johnnie Walker Asian Player of the Year Award.

2008
Japan
North Country GC
275 (-13)
¥30million
Sega

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

North Country GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Sega

Played as the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup (July 24-27; Japan Tour event). Second-placed Sushi Ishigaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Jeev Milkha Singh (India). [North Country GC, Hokkaido, Jpn].

2008
Awards
$1,452,701
see Score
Asian Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

$1,452,701

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Asian Tr

Singh (Ind) won his second Asian Tour Order of Merit in three years, with 2008 earnings of US$1,452,701 on the Tour. Lin Wen-tang (Tpe) was second with $844,734; Mark Brown (NZ) was third with $778,037.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Asian Tr

Singh (India) won the Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2006
Europe
282 (-2)
€666,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

€666,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 26-29; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng), Padraig Harrington (Ire) and Sergio García (Sp) finished 1 shot behind Singh (India), who was playing in this event for the first time. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

2006
Asia
Honghua Intl.
278 (-10)
US$300,000
Volvo

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Honghua Intl.

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo China Open (April 13-16; Asian/European Tours event). Second-placed Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (Esp) finished 1 shot behind 34-year-old Jeev Milkha Singh (India), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Honghua Intl GC, Beijing, China].

2006
Japan
Kochi Kuroshio CC
272 (-16)
¥28million
Casio

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Kochi Kuroshio CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥28million

Title sponsor

Casio

Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 23-26; Japan Tr event). Second-placed David Smail (NZ) finished 2 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Singh (India). [Kochi Kuroshio CC, Kochi, Jpn].

2006
Japan
Tokyo Yomiuri CC
269 (-11)
¥30million
Japan Tobacco

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Tokyo Yomiuri CC

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Japan Tobacco

Played as the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (Nov 30-Dec 3; Japanese major ch'ship and season-ending event). Second-placed Nobuhiro Masuda (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Singh (India), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Japan Tour. [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].

2006
Awards
$591,884
see Score
UBS

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

$591,884

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

UBS

Singh (India) won the Asian Tour 2006 UBS Order of Merit, with earnings of US$591,884 on the Tour. Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) was second with $444,736; Prom Meesawat (Thai) was third with $392,671.

2006
Awards
x
Johnnie Walker

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Singh (Ind) won the Johnnie Walker Asian Player of the Year Award.

1999
Asia
Windmill Park CC
275 (-13)
US$35,530
Lexus

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Windmill Park CC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

US$35,530

Title sponsor

Lexus

Played as the Lexus International (Oct 14-17; Asian Tr event; not played in 1998). Singh (India) beat Zaw Moe (Myanmar) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. Taimur Hussain (Pak) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Windmill Park CC, nr Bangkok, Thailand; now called Summit Windmill GC].

1996
Asia
262
US$50,000
Philip Morris

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

262

Prize money

US$50,000

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Asia Cup (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Wook-soon Kang (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Singh (India). Played in Seoul, Korea.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Asian Match Play Championship (Asian Tr event). Played in the Philippines.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Philippine Classic (Asian Tr event). Won by Singh (India).

1994
Asia
Hansung CC
283 (-5)
KRW 55mill
Shinhan Financial

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Singh, Jeev Milkha

Venue

Hansung CC

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

KRW 55mill

Title sponsor

Shinhan Financial

Played as the Shinhan Donghae Open (Sept 8-11; Korean Tr event). Jeev Milkha Singh (India) recorded his first win as a professional. [Hansung CC, Giheung, Yongin, Gyeonggi, S Korea].

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