Jeev to play in Indian Open golf

September 30th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh will play in the Hero Honda Indian Open golf at the Delhi Golf Club Oct 9.Jeev had a quite a successful season this year, finishing joint fifth in the British Masters at the weekend to move to number 58. He won the Bank Austria Open on the European Tour in June and the Sega Sammy Cup in Japan in July.

The 36-year-old Indian is yet to add the title to his tally and is expected to put a formidable challenge in the Open, which has seen its prize money doubled to $1 million.

Other big names participating are Daniel Chopra from Sweden and Jyoti Randhawa - winner of the past two Hero Honda Indian Opens.

New Zealand’s Mark Brown, who has won twice in India this year and leads the Asian Tour Order of Merit list, and last year’s number one ranked player Liang Wen-chong from China are also competing.

Jeev, who is currently ranked number two on the Asian Tour Order of Merit and is placed 10th in Europe, had finished joint 13th in last year’s tournament.

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