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‘Jeev’s efforts add stature to Indian golf’


New Delhi : Jeev Milkha Singh’s home tour, the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), was overjoyed with the efforts of the Indian, who won his second title of the year.

It was also the fourth international title for the Indian golfers this year.

PGTI president Gautam Thapar lauded Jeev’s effort, saying: “I would like to congratulate Jeev for his remarkable victory in the Nagashima Shegio Invitational Sega Sammy Cup. With this victory Jeev has added to the growing stature of Indian professional golf in the international golfing arena. This is a proud moment for all of us at PGTI, and his victory is a validation of our efforts to promote Indian professional golf internationally.”

Ajai Gupta, the Tour Commissioner of PGTI, said: “Jeev Milkha Singh’s win in Japan is a shot in the arm for all golf enthusiasts in India. His well-deserved victory will not only help in raising the profile of Indian golf but will also serve as an inspiration to many other Indian professionals to achieve greater heights.”

It was the fourth win of the year for PGTI golfers, following S.S.P. Chowrasia’s win at the Emaar-MGF Indian Masters and then Arjun Atwal’s victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open. Jeev then won the Bank Austria Open and now the Sega Sammy Cup.

Jeev’s ranking, currently 75th, is also expected to go up significantly when the new rankings are announced Monday. He is currently second on Asian Tour, fourth on Japan Tour and 11th on European Tour Money List.

Jeev, winner of the 2006 Asian Tour Order of Merit, rounded off his week with scores of 67, 74, 68 and 66.