Jeev to cut down on tournaments

September 16th, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) India’s top golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh will cut down on the number of tournaments to extend his rule on the greens for another ten years.Jeev, who is recovering from a tendon injury, said he wanted to participate in only selected events that can help him move up in world rankings.

“I can easily continue for another 8-10 years till the age of 45-46. I just need to remain away from injuries and to maintain my patience and calm,” Jeev, who is recovering from a tendon injury, told reporters in Chandigarh Tuesday.

“I play in around 40 Professional Golf Association (PGA) tournaments every year. I will cut this number as now I have decided to play only in 36 PGA tournaments this year. Now I have become more selective and want to play only those tournaments that will help me to improve my world rankings,” he said.

“My expectations are very high. I aim to figure in the top 10 golf players of the world. My present schedule is very stiff and right now, I can commit to play only in one or two Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) tournaments,” added Jeev, who will play in British Masters tournament at Belfry, England next week.

“I am leaving for England on Sep 21 to participate in the British Masters that is from Sep 25-28. I want to perform well there and to improve my world rankings. Belfry golf course is my favourite golf course so I am really optimistic about this tournament,”

Singh injured a tendon in his right ankle ten weeks ago.

“As advised by my doctor, I am taking periodic breaks in place of long break to recuperate completely from the injury.”

“Right now, I am only 65 per cent fit and it will take another 2-3 weeks for me to become fully fit. In the last tournaments I was playing with pain killers.”

“If I compare myself with my performances in the last two-three years then made a lot of improvement. I have become more consistent and now I am rolling the ball really well as compared to previous years.”

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