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Jeev Milkha Singh wants to play aggressive and carefree

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 17 February 2015, 07:14 PM

Aggressive and carefree is how Jeev Milkha Singh wants to play this week at the Hero Indian Open, but the senior pro reckons the seventh and 14th holes at the tricky DGC may pose a big threat to the golfers.

Jeev, a two-time Asian Tour number one, has won National Opens in Scotland, Singapore, China and Austria, but the Indian Open trophy remains as his most sought after prize.

“It has been a while since I’ve come back to play at my National Open. There’s a lot of history especially on this golf course. I last played here during the Panasonic Open in 2012. So I’m very excited to be back,” said Singh, who finished at 4th spot during the 2008 Indian Open.

“I will be carefree this week. I want to start again and be aggressive. I don’t have any targets in mind but I think a 10 or 12-under will be a winning course this time. The seventh and 14th holes will pose a big challenge to the golfers this week as the former is no more a par 5 hole.

“Generally, 14th is a birdie hole but this time, a lot of golfers will drop bogeys here. It won’t be easy and so I have to be little calculative as well. I will look to go back to basic, so it would be fairways and greens for me,” said Jeev.

It has been more than two years that Jeev won a tournament and his current form is also a concern as he’s missed his last two cuts, but the Chandigarh golfer said he is feeling good about his game and hopes to do well this week.

“I have got back my distance control. I am hitting as well as I did when I was in my 30s. I am injury free and feeling fit again. I have been doing a lot of rowing last two years to build my strength. I know results have not been good but I am hoping a good performance is round the corner,” said the 43-year-old, who won the Scottish Open in 2012 last.

First Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 05:47 PM
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