Singh has Major Ambitions

Wed 09 Jan 2013

Singh has Major Ambitions

January 9: Jeev Milkha Singh, a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, has set himself Major ambitions in the new season.
The Indian star is aiming to win a Major championship and break into the world’s top-50 by the end of March, which will earn him an appearance at The Masters Tournament in April.

Singh, who won his third title on European soil at the 2012 Scottish Open, is also hoping to stay injury free.

"My goal is to stay injury-free and get back into the top 50 so that I can play in the Major, which is my favourite tournament. I want to win a Major this season," said Singh to the Press Trust of India.

“I have end of March and five tournaments to get into the top 50. There is lot of pressure but I know if I am fit and have the momentum going, I can be in top 50 once again," added the 41-year-old golfer, who achieved his career-best ranking of 28 in March, 2009.

He lamented the chance to qualify for the 2013 British Open after finishing two ranks outside of the top-30 in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai but is already setting his sights for the Rio Olympics in 2016 and following in the footsteps of his father, who represented India in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

"I would love to play in the Olympics in 2016. I played in the Asian Games in Beijing in 1990 and if I play in the Olympics, it will be a dream come true for my family I should be able to do that after all I will be just 44 then and I am keeping myself fit. I do yoga for flexibility and do exercises for my back and also hit the gym," he said.