Back 9 With Singh

Fri 07 Dec 2012

Back 9 With Singh

December 7: This week, speaks to Indian star Jeev Milkha Singh, who has won two Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns and six titles on the region’s established Tour. He is one of the most successful golfers from the sub-continent and his highly revered by his peers. In this latest segment of Back 9, Singh opens up on his thoughts on the Asian Tour, keeping himself occupied away from golf and his ultimate goal in golf.

1) How do you describe yourself as a golfer?

I’m a golfer with a lot of patience and fire to do well.

2) What’s your favourite club?

It has to be my driver because I like hitting and watching my shots go far.

3) How do you relax away from golf?

I watch a lot of movies to keep my time occupied. I like both Hollywood and Bollywood movies!

4) Why did you decide to turn professional?

It was always my dream to be a professional golfer and I’ve always loved golf.

5) What are the three things you need to bring along when you travel?

I carry a DVD player, an Ipad and my laptop. I also make sure I bring enough movies to keep me occupied.

6) Who was your golfing idol when you were growing up?

Fred Couples because of the way he plays and the way he handles himself on and off the golf course.

7) What is your ultimate goal in golf?

I guess it would be the same as every golfer, which is to win one Major championship title.

8) How has the Asian Tour impacted your career?

A lot! The Asian Tour is where I started and I have a lot of respect for the Asian Tour for giving me the chance to get to where I’m today.

9) What’s your best moment in golf so far?

I would rank the 2012 Abardeen Asset Management Scottish Open in Europe and the 2006 Volvo China Open and 2008 Barclays Singapore Open on the Asian Tour as my top three best victories in my career.


Country:                      India

Date of Birth:              December 15, 1971

Residence:                   Chandigarh, India

Family:                        Married, 1 child

Turned Pro:                 1993

ASIAN TOUR VICTORIES: (6) 1995 Philippine Classic, 1995 Asian Matchplay Championship, Philippines, 1996 Philip Morris Asia Cup, Korea, 1999 Lexus International, Thailand, 2006 Volvo China Open, 2008 Barclays Singapore Open.


OTHER WINS: (8) 1994 Shinhan Donghae Open, Korea, 2006 Volvo Masters, Spain, 2006 Casio World Open, Japan; 2006 Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, 2008 Bank Austria Golf Open, 2008 Sega Sammy Cup, Japan, 2008 Nippon Series JT Cup, 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.