Jeev Milkha Singh, like any other kid, loved to play but it was the disciplined yet open mind-set of his parents that led him to choose one of the least explored games in India as a career. Son of sports celebrities, Milkha Singh, Olympian and one of the most celebrated sprinter of the world, and Nirmal Kaur, the former captain of Indian Volleyball Team, Jeev took to golf at an early stage. He was selected for golf scholarship in US and then he decided that he can take golf as his profession.
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.
He and his father is the only family duo in Indian history to have been awarded with Padma Shree and Arjuna Award. He says that it is hard to select golf as a career in India but it is growing popular.
We present a telephonic interview with Jeev.