Jeev breaks into top 50, ranked 46th
Jeev Milkha Singh is back among the elites again with the latest World Golf Rankings putting the Indian pro on the 46th place after his sensational triumph in the Singapore Open.india Updated: Nov 17, 2008 16:07 IST
Jeev Milkha Singh is back among the elites again with the latest World Golf Rankings putting the Indian pro on the 46th place after his sensational triumph in the Singapore Open.
Jeev claimed a thrilling one-stroke victory over multiple Major winners Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els at the Singapore Open on the Asian Tour at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course.
The Chandigarh-pro went to the last hole with a one stroke lead and his par was enough for the win as Harrington and Els missed good birdie chances on the 18th.
As a result of his triumph, which also virtually assured him the Asian Tour Order of Merit title, Jeev leapfrogged 14 spots to world number 46.
Jeev pocketed US$ 792,500 for his exploits in Singapore, making him the first golfer to earn more than US$ one million on the Asian Tour.
Meanwhile, compatriot Jyoti Randhawa, who is grappling with poor form for quite a while, continues to slip down the ladder and was placed 144th in Monday's rankings.
US-based Arjun Atwal, who has secured his PGA Tour card for the next season, is ranked 192nd after failing to make the cut in the Singapore Open.
The next Indian in the chart is Kolkata-pro SSP Chowrasia, who is way behind at 305th after failing to maintain his form which saw him winning the Indian Masters last year.