Team tournaments tougher than playing singles: Jeev

Jeev Milkha Singh, who played a crucial role in Asia's Royal Trophy win over Europe, believes that team tournaments are more difficult to play as compared to singles because one has to meet the expectations of other team members as well.

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Last updated on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 20:14 IST
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Noida: Jeev Milkha Singh, who played a crucial role in Asia's Royal Trophy win over Europe, believes that team tournaments are more difficult to play as compared to singles because one has to meet the expectations of other team members as well.

"I just feel there is more pressure in team tournament as compared to singles. You feel that you can't let anybody else down. Whereas in a singles tournament if you get a bad short, thats about it. But in this (team) format you feel guilty for your mistake and feel you have let your team down," Jeev, who was recently honoured with the Asia Pacific Lifetime Achievement Award at Brunei, said.

Jeev will be hosting a 30-men invitational tournament -- Shubkamna Champions -- for the Indian golfers from December 21-23 at the Noida golf course where the likes of Arjun Atwal, Ganganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Kapur, Shamin Khan, Rashid Khan and Indian-origin Swede golfer Daniel Chopra.

"We are hoping to make this into an Asian Tour event in the future. This is a trial run this year. Hopefully things are going to go well. Till now response has been fantastic," Jeev said.

"We have seen Jack Nichlaus and Tiger Woods hosting such events ....on that concept I thought let's get started something in India and it's time to give back. The country needs it. Hopefully in future other people would come and host their events," he added.

Story first published on: Wednesday, 19 December 2012 20:13 IST

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