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Name: - Jeev Milkha Singh
Country: - India
Born : - December 15, 1971 in Greater Chandigarh in India.
Original Home/Club: - Chandigarh, India
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).


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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

2012Men EuropeScottish OpenCastle Stuart271 (-17)€518,046
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Mgt Scottish Open (July 12-15). Singh (India) beat Francesco Molinari (Italy) at the first playoff hole. Molinari was also runner-up a week earlier in the French Open. [Castle Stuart Links, nr Inverness].
2008Men EuropeAustrian OpenFontana GC198 (-15)€216,000
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].
2008Men JapanNippon Series JT CupTokyo Yomiuri CC268 (-12)¥30million
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].
2008Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Asian Tr$1,452,701see Score
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.
2008Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Asian Trxx
Singh (Ind) won his second Johnnie Walker Asian Player of the Year Award.
2008Men AwardsPlyrs Plyr of Yr - Asian Trxn/a
Singh (Ind) won the Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
2008Men JapanSega Sammy CupNorth Country GC275 (-13)¥30million
Played as the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup (July 24-27; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Sushi Ishigaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Singh (India). [North Country GC, Hokkaido, Jpn].
2008Men AsiaSingapore OpenSentosa GC277 (-7)US$792,500
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].
2006Men JapanCasio World OpenKochi Kuroshio CC272 (-16)¥28million
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].
2006Men AsiaChina OpenHonghua Intl.278 (-10)US$300,000
Played as the Volvo China Open (April 13-16; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (Esp) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Singh (India). [Honghua Intl GC, Beijing, China].
2006Men JapanNippon Series JT CupTokyo Yomiuri CC269 (-11)¥30million
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].
2006Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Asian Tr$591,884see Score
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.
2006Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Asian Trxx
Singh (Ind) won the Johnnie Walker Asian Player of the Year Award.
2006Men AwardsPlyrs Plyr of Yr - Asian Trxx
Singh (India) won the Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
2006Men EuropeVolvo MastersValderrama282 (-2)€666,660
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].
1999Men AsiaLexus InternationalWindmill Park CC275 (-13)US$35,530
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].
1996Men AsiaPhilip Morris Asia Cup262US$50,000
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.
1995Men AsiaAsian Match Play
Played as the Asian Match Play Championship (Asian Tr event). Played in the Philippines.
1995Men AsiaPhilippine Classic
Played as the Philippine Classic (Asian Tr event). Won by Singh (India).
1994Men AsiaShinhan Donghae OpenHansung CC283 (-5)KRW 55mill
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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