About Jeev Milkha Singh
Jubilant Jeev was destined to excel in the world of sport – his father is Olympic Sprinter Milka Singh, known fondly as ‘The Flying Sikh’, and Jeev has followed in his father’s fast footsteps to emerge as one of India’s finest sport experts.
Jeev became the first Indian golfer to qualify for the European Tour, winning a coveted card at qualifying school in 1997. Now one of the hardest working professionals on the tour, Jeev played a remarkable 39 events in 2006, winning the Volvo Masters and the Volvo China Open and topping the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
2007 brought one of Jeev’s greatest honours to date – being presented with the prestigious Padmashri Award from the Indian Government for his contribution to sports, almost 50 years after his father received the same award in 1959.
Jeev had an excellent 2008 season on tour claiming victories in the Bank Austria Golf Open, Sega Sammy Cup, Barclays Singapore Open where he edged out Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington for the title and finally the Golf JT Series Nippon Cup in Japan. Jeev topped the Asian Tour Order of Merit - the first million dollar man on the Asian Tour, won the Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year Award and jumped to a career high of 36th in the Official World Golf Rankings.