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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another feather in Jeev Milkha Singh's cap

Jeev Milkha Singh, the most successful Indian golfer on the international circuit for quite some time now, won his sixth Asian Tour title and the 11th on an official Tour here on Sunday.

It also gave him rare accolade of winning titles on three different Tours in the same year for the second time. The first was in 2006.

This year Jeev has won the Bank Austria Golf Open on the European Tour, the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup on the Japan Tour and now the Barclay's Singapore Open in the Asian Tour.

Jeev has now sealed the 2008 Asian Tour Order of Merit. He had earlier won the title in 2006.

Following are Jeev's title wins on International Tours outside India:

Asian Tour wins (6)*
2008 (1) Singapore Open
2006 (1) Volvo China Open*
1999 (1) Lexus International
1996 (1) Philip Morris Asia Cup
1995 (2) Philippines Classic, Asian Matchplay Championship

European Tour wins (3)
2008 (1) Bank Austria Golf Open
2006 (2) Volvo China Open*, Volvo Masters

Japan Golf Tour wins (3)
2008 (1) Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup
2006 (2) Casio World Open, Golf Nippon Series JT Cup

Other International wins (4)
1995 (2) Thailand PGA Championship, Toyota Crown Open (Thailand)
1994 (1) Shinhan Donghae Open (South Korea - not an Asian Tour event)
1993 (1) Bukit Kaira Golf Championship (Malaysia)

* Volvo China Open in 2006 was co-sanctioned by Asian and European Tours

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