Jeev Milkha Singh

Jeev Milkha Singh

Nick Name
: N/A
:15 Dec,1971
:47 years, 8 months
:Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
: Abilene Christian University

About Jeev Milkha Singh

Jeev Milkha Singh is an Indian professional golfer who became the first player from India to join the European Tour in 1998. He has won four events on the European Tour, becoming the most successful Indian on tour. He was the first Indian golfer to break into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking in October 2006. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2007.

Career Highlights:

1993-Singh turned professional in 1993 and his first professional win was at the 1993 Southern Oklahoma State Open, a minor local event. 

1999-He became the third golfer to receive Arjuna Award in 1999.

2006-In April 2006 he won the Volvo China Open, becoming the second Indian player to win on the European Tour after Arjun Atwal.He also won the season ending Volvo Masters, which elevated him to a final position of 16th on the Order of Merit.

2007-In 2007 he became the first Indian golfer to participate in the Masters Tournament.

2008-In August 2008, Singh achieved the highest ranking for an Indian in any major event at the 2008 PGA Championship in Oakland Hills, finishing at T9, making him arguably India's best golfer ever.

2009-In 2009, Singh finished the WGC-CA Championship in fourth place, after leading round one.

Jeev Milkha Singh Achievements

Best Results:

Masters Tournament-T25: 2008

U.S. Open-T36: 2007

The Open Championship-T69: 2012

PGA Championship-T9: 2008

Achievements and Awards:

Arjuna Award-1999

Padma Shri-2007

Asian Tour Order of Merit-2006, 2008

Amateur wins:

1993 NCAA Division II Individual Championship

Professional wins:

European Tour wins (4)

  • Volvo China Open
  • Volvo Masters
  • Bank Austria GolfOpen
  • Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Asian Tour wins (6)

  • 1995 (2) Philippine Classic, Asian Matchplay Championship
  • 1996 (1) Philip Morris Asia Cup
  • 1999 (1) Lexus International
  • 2006 (1) Volvo China Open (co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
  • 2008 (1) Barclays Singapore Open

Japan Golf Tour wins (4)

  • Casio World Open
  • Golf Nippon Series JT Cup
  • Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup
  • Golf Nippon Series JT Cup

Other wins (7)

  • 1993 (2) Southern Oklahoma State Open, Bukit Kaira Golf Championship (Malaysia)
  • 1994 (2) Shinhan Donghae Open (South Korea – not an Asian Tour event), Northern Indian Open
  • 1995 (3) Thailand PGA Championship, Mahindra BPGC Open (India), Toyota Crown Open (Thailand)

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