Singh blog: Nice to be back in Singapore

Thu 28 Jan 2016

Singh blog: Nice to be back in Singapore

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January 28: Jeev Milkha Singh talks about winning the 2008 Singapore Open and the rise of Asian golfers.
By Jeev Mikha Singh
It’s always fantastic to go back to a golf course where you have won before. Those memories come back to you and you feel really positive and you’re upbeat about playing that week.
My win here in 2008 was one of my biggest wins here in Asia and I’ll always cherish that as I love every moment of it. You got very positive vibes and you come here on a high.
The course is in fantastic condition and I know it’s going to be a really exciting week. My career has been good. I had a few injuries but I’ve always believed that next week is going to be a good week.
I’ve held that same thought process and it’s the same this week. I haven’t practiced much but it’s always good to sometimes start out fresh and I think it’s going to be a good year.
I played only three holes today before our practice was suspended as the lightning came and we had to leave the golf course.
But the greens are in fantastic conditions. The winds are going to blow and you need to know how to hit your shot.
The Asian golfers have lots of talent and they are capable of winning anywhere around the world. I just feel there could be an Asian winner this week.
We haven’t had the Singapore Open for the past three years. Since then, Asian golf has grown and there’s lots of depth and strength.
You will see more Asians winning around the world.
You become an underdog after you reach 40. It just the way you think and the attitude you have. I come into the week, telling myself it’s a new week and you just have to try to follow your routine and process and you take whatever comes your way.
If you put pressure on winning, it’ll be very tough. You just go out there and try to do your best and that win will come to you.
Ends.