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Friday, April 06, 2007

Jeev Milkha Singh at the Masters!

It's a small historic moment for Bharatiya. Jeev Milkha Singh, after a very successful 2006 winning in Europe, China, and Japan, is playing at the Augusta National Golf Club, the first Indian to play at the Masters Tournament.

Jeev Milkha Singh is the son of Milkha Singh, the only Indian male sprinter to have won a medal at the Olympics (if I have my stats correct). Jeev was 16th in the Order of Merit list in 2006 and he was first to qualify for European Tour in 1997. His continued success and exposure to Masters bodes well for golf in India - a game that I have come to love in recent years. But Indian golf currently seems to be in a turmoil.

Jeev's first round seems to be going well - one can follow his game at the Masters leader board. Saturday's third round will show how good he is. With Tiger Woods recent form, it may take a few tries before Jeev wears that coveted green jacket.