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Jeev hopes to build on at Akron

other Updated: Aug 01, 2007 14:00 IST

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Eager to get back into the spotlight, Jeev Milkha Singh tees off this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at the famous Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

The 36-year-old will be hoping to regain the winning form that saw him enjoy a stellar 2006 season. He won four times across the world and broke into the world's top-50 for the first time in his career.

The Asian Tour event will also have stars like China's in-form star Liang Wen-chong also in the field.

Thursday marks his 29th birthday and Liang, the current leader of the Asian Tour's UBS Order of Merit, will be driving for success against the world's best where Tiger Woods will return as defending champion.

Fresh from a first top-10 at the British Open and with two US PGA Tour victories under his belt this season, former Asian Tour regular Choi Kyung-ju of Korea will arrive in Ohio looking to snare the title.

The 12th ranked player in the world will be joined by compatriot Yang yong-eun, triumphant last year at the HSBC Champions where he defeated Woods.

The other Asian Tour stars keen to leave an impression at the Bridgestone Invitational include Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, who qualified through his victory at the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia last December, and South African Anton Haig winner of the Johnnie Walker Classic in March.