Jeev an honorary member of Asian Tour

April 14th, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Singapore, April 14 (IANS) India’s ace gofer Jeev Milkha Singh was Tuesday honoured with the honorary membership of the Asian Tour for his outstanding contribution to the game of golf in Asia and across the world.
Jeev joins the exclusive club of Asian Tour honorary members which include Vijay Singh of Fiji and Korea’s K.J. Choi.

“I think it’s a great honour for what I have done for golf in Asia. I am excited that I have been recognised for my achievements and I thank the Asian Tour and all the members for giving me this recognition,” said Jeev.

The 37-year-old Indian has become one of the world’s leading players in recent years winning eight tournaments in Asia, Europe and Japan over the past three seasons.

He has also broken into the world’s top-30 and has enjoyed the honour of winning two Asian Tour Order of Merits in 2006 and 2008. Jeev also wrote a slice of history by becoming the first man to surpass US$ 1 million in earnings on the Asian Tour in a single season last year.

“This is where I started from and I will never forget that,” said Jeev.

“I will always support the Tour. The way the Asian Tour has grown is fantastic. I strongly believe that the Asian Tour will continue to produce top-class players.”

Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han was delighted that Jeev accepted the honorary membership.

“As one of the pioneers of the Asian Tour, Jeev’s success story serves as a wonderful inspiration to many young players in Asia. He learned to compete and win on the Asian Tour and is now regarded as one of the world’s best players.”

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