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Jeev Milkha Singh Comes To The Masters In Augusta

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May 2007
Jeev Milkha Singh Comes To The Masters In Augusta

"I've always dreamt about playing in the Masters [at the Augusta National Golf Club]. When I was young, I'd joke with my friends on the golf course that I've got a putt to win the Masters. Now, the dream has come true," said the 35-year-old Jeev, the first Indian to qualify for the Masters. "That's my favorite major championship."

- Indian Express

In 2006 out of 37 events, he was in the top 10—nineteen times—more than 50 percent. On the tough Japanese tour, out of 17 starts he had two wins and 12 top ten finishes. Thereafter he won the Volvo Masters. At earnings of $2.7 million, he improved his world ranking to 37.

- Business Standard

"I kept trying hard on every shot but I couldn't do anything. I had some bad breaks as well but that's golf. I'm really disappointed. I enjoyed everything this week except for the last round at the Masters. I'm happy that I made the cut and I would love to come back as I like the course. It's set up perfectly for my game."

- quoted by Reuters

"My father [Milkha Singh] broke the world record for 400 meters in the 1960 Olympics heats in Rome and was favorite for the final?They called him ‘the Flying Sikh' and even now people shout out to him in the street. I am getting recognized more and more but he still has the edge and will, I think, for a good while yet."

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