Jeev hopes to break title draught at Indian Open

Jeev had won the Volvo China Open and Volvo Masters in 2006 at the European Tour, besides clinching the Casio World Open and Nippon Series JT Cup in Japan Tour.

Jeev Milkha Singh won four titles in 2006 and 2008 each across the Asian, European and Japan Tour.   -  Reuters

Bolstered by a top-10 finish in over three years at True Thailand Classic last week, seasoned golfer Jeev Milkha Singh is hoping to break his title drought when he competes in one of the strongest fields at the Hero Indian Open golf tournament, starting here on Thursday.

Jeev won four titles in 2006 and 2008 each across the Asian, European and Japan Tour. And the Indian ace is looking forward to repeat that cycle starting this week.

“I am looking for that cycle to happen because that’s the way I have gone through these patches where nothing happens for me for three years and then I suddenly wake up and I am a brand new person and I hope last week is a start and the ball keeps rolling to the holes this week,” Jeev said.

Jeev had won the Volvo China Open and Volvo Masters in 2006 at the European Tour, besides clinching the Casio World Open and Nippon Series JT Cup in Japan Tour.

The veteran golfer came back to sweep four more titles in 2008 when he won the Bank Austria Open in European Tour, Barclays Singapore Open in Asia Tour and Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup and Golf Nippon Series JT Cup in the Japan tour.

“It is one of the strongest fields in Indian Open this time with many European players coming here and also the presence of Asian golfers makes it exciting and there will be stiff competition,” Jeev said.

“I played my first junior tournament here at the Delhi Golf Club but I have never won a professional tournament here.

But anything is possible and I hope this time I can win,” said the 44-year-old, who last won a title at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July, 2012.