Jeev, Jyoti eager to make big impact

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa are hoping their historic double act at the US Open will capture the imagination of the golfing world.

Jeev, Jyoti eager to make big impact

New York: Ace Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa, all set for a wild ride at the US Open starting on Thursday are hoping their historic double act will capture the imagination of the golfing world. Jeev, the current Asian Tour's UBS Order of Merit leader, and 2002 Asian number one Randhawa carry the region's charge at Winged Foot Golf Club where they will face the likes of title holder Michael Campbell and world no. one Tiger Woods. This is the first time that two Indians are featuring together in a US Open, with Jeev making his second appearance and Randhawa his debut. They earned their places in the year's second major through qualifying in England earlier this month. "It should be a big day for Indian golf," said Jeev. "Whenever you qualify for a major, you want to play well for personal reasons. But coming from an Asian background, both of us being here is fantastic for the Asian Tour. The more Asians we have in big tournaments and majors, the more recognition we'll get," he added. The tenacious Jeev, who qualified and played in all four rounds in the 2002 US Open in Bethpage, also in New York, is riding on a crest of new-found confidence. Since April, he has notched one victory, his first since 1999, and posted three other top-10s. (PTI)
Topics : Golf
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