Jeev Milkha Singh
(born 15 December 1971) is the first Indian golfer
to become a member of the European Tour
. He is the highest ranked
Indian golfer in the world and first broke into the top 100 in October 2006.
Singh was born in Chandigarh, India
, in a Sikh Rajput
family to Indian Olympic athlete Milkha Singh
and Nirmal Kaur
, former captain of the Indian women's volleyball
team. the south-asian.com
June 2002. Retrieved 2009-03-15. He lives in Chandigarh.
Singh attended Abilene Christian University
in the United States of America
, obtaining a degree in business and international studies The Telegraph
(Calcutta, India), November 4, 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-22. ACU Today
, Summer 2007, p.32. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
Singh won the NCAA Division II individual golf championship
in 1993. He also won a number of amateur tournaments in the U.S. His first professional win came at the 1993 Southern Oklahoma State Open, a minor local event, but he played mainly in Asia, where he was a regular winner in the mid 1990s. In 1997 he finished seventh at the European Tour qualifying school
, and he joined the tour the following year.
His best season in Europe up until 2006 was in 1999, when he... Read More