MILKHA SINGH

  • Golf: Erratic start by Jeev Milkha Singh in Africa Open March 6, 2015

    London: Jeev Milkha Singh's erratic driving saw him struggle in the opening round of the Africa Open as he carded three-over 75 and faced the prospect of an early exit on Friday. Jeev, starting on the backstretch of the East London Golf Club, which begins from the ninth, had two birdies...
  • Milkha Singh bats for sportsmen in policy decisions to revive sports February 22, 2015

    Jodhpur: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday held "politics and bureaucracy" responsible for the deplorable state of sports in India and voiced his support for incorporating in policy decisions.sportsmen "Our system is such that politicians and bureaucrats dominate sports scenario of the country and until this would change, nobody can...
  • Indian Open set to see top European, Asian golfers in action January 31, 2015

    A strong contingent from Europe besides some top Asian Tour golfers are set to tee off at the 2015 Indian Open, which has become a co-sanctioned event between European and Asian Tours for the first time, from February 19 to 22. The European players taking part at the par-71 Delhi Golf...
  • Jeev, Kapur miss the cut, McIlroy moves to top in Dubai January 30, 2015

    Dubai: Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur made an early exit from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic even as Rory McIlroy roared into the lead after a majestic eight under par 64, which included three consecutive closing birdies on Friday. Jeev and Kapur, both of whom had spoilt their finish in...
  • Happy that Barack Obama took my name, says Milkha Singh January 28, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, legendary sprinter Milkha Singh said, "I'm happy that Barack Obama took my name along with Mary Kom and Shah Rukh Khan. My story is similar to Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi." Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third...
  • Thankful to Barack Obama for acknowledging me: Mary Kom January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom said on Tuesday that it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President. Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final...
  • Shiv Kapur and Jeev tied 38th, Branden Grace wins Qatar Masters January 24, 2015

    Doha: Shiv Kapur and Jeev Milkha Singh finished in a tie for 38th place even as Branden Grace produced a stunning eagle on 16th and a closing birdie to grab the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament here on Saturday. Kapur, who was inside top-10 after the first day, shot one-over...
  • India's greatest ever athlete Milkha Singh in search of new Milkha January 22, 2015

    Milkha Singh came on board in search of the fastest Indian, an intiative designed to scout, develope and hone young athletes with an eye on the future. ...
  • Anirban Lahiri, Jeev Milkha Singh make cut in Abu Dhabi January 17, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Anirban Lahiri, playing his first European Tour event as a full member, shot four-under 68 to make the cut in tied 29th place, while Jeev Milkha Singh carded one-over 73 in the second round to also make the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Open here on Saturday. However,...
  • Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, on Friday, criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had brought bad name to the country. Milkha, who missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 400m race...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh off to a bogey-free start in Abu Dhabi January 15, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Jeev Milkha Singh got off to a fine start as he shot a bogey-free four-under 68 in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship here. The star Indian golfer, who is looking to reverse the slide he faced in 2014, had four birdies and no bogeys...
  • Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first: Milkha Singh January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said hockey wizard Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportsperson to be conferred with the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. "Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first. Dhyan Chand was the most deserving candidate," Milkha told reporters. The 'Flying Sikh' though...
  • Farhan Akhtar plans a birthday lunch for father Javed Akhtar January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: After Farhan Akhtar's 41st birthday, the family is now looking forward to his father Javed Akhtar's grand 70th birthday celebrations Jan 17. Farhan says they've planned a get-together for friends and family. "We're calling all of my father's friends and colleagues for lunch at the farmhouse in Lonavala," said Farhan. The...
  • Dhyan Chand deserves Bharat Ratna: Milkha Singh December 27, 2014

    Chandigarh: While reiterating that Major Dhyan Chand should be conferred the Bharat Ratna, legendary athlete Milkha Singh conveyed his congratulations to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter-educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya on being named for India's highest civilian honour. "I wish to congratulate Vajpayeeji for a very...
  • David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri to headline Dubai Open December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Asian Tour's top-three players American David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri of India and Thailand's Prom Meesawat, will headline the inaugural Dubai Open next week alongside 30 other Tour champions and four former Order of Merit winners. The $500,000 tournament will make its debut at The Els Club Dubai from Dec 18...
  • Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur eye Dubai Open win November 25, 2014

    Dubai: Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur have hailed the Asian Tour's entry into the Middle East and hope to put their name on the inaugural Dubai Open trophy to be held at the Els Club Dec 18-21. Two-time Asian Tour No.1 Jeev believes the new event, which will...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh seeks revival in Manila Masters November 19, 2014

    Manila: Struggling to revive the form which made him India's top golfer, seasoned pro Jeev Milkha Singh has pinned his hopes of a turnaround on the USD one million Resorts World Manila Masters which tees off on Thursday. From being a top-50 player in the world, the two-time Asian Tour number...
  • Asian legend Jeev Milkha Singh eyes winning debut at Manila November 3, 2014

    Manila: Indian golf legend Jeev Milkha Singh is looking forward to a winning debut at the USD 1 million Resorts World Manila Masters later this month when he returns to a country which holds fond memories for him. The 42-year-old Singh has committed to the full-field Asian Tour tournament at the...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh makes cut, Shiv Kapur missed out in Portugal October 11, 2014

    Vilamoura: Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh came back strongly in the last four holes to make the cut in the weather-hit Portugal Masters. Jeev, who shot one-over 72, carded four-under 67 to get to three-under 139 and make the weekend rounds. His round included an eagle and a birdie in the...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar, Jeev Milkha Singh slip down in KLM Open September 14, 2014

    Zandvoort: Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh dropped down further on the third day of the KLM Open after carding 75 and 72 respectively in the third round late on Saturday. Bhullar is now tied 66th, while Jeev is 72nd at the event. Frenchman Romain Wattel will take a three shot...
  • Bhullar, Jeev make cut as Kapur exits early at KLM Open September 13, 2014

    Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh made the cut at the KLM Open at Kennemer Golf & Country Club on Saturday but Shiv Kapur missed out. Jeev needed a birdie on the very last hole to squeeze in with a second round twounder 68 and is now even par for 36...
  • Bhullar shoots even par; Jeev, Kapur struggling at KLM Open September 12, 2014

    Gaganjeet Bhullar seemed to be the only Indian golfer in with a good chance of making the weekend rounds as he carded even par 70 in the first round of the KLM Open in the Netherlands. Bhullar, who had three birdies and as many bogeys was lying tied 47th, while Jeev...
  • SSP Chowrasia, Shiv Kapur make cut; Bhullar, Jeev miss out in Italy August 30, 2014

    Torino: SSP Chowrasia gave away a late double bogey but was still the better of the two Indians who made the midway cut at the 71st Italian Open presented by Damiani. Chowrasia shot 72 and was still at threeunder for 36 holes in tied 44th place, while Shiv Kapur (69) was...
  • Milkha Singh happy with Dhyan Chand's nomination for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    Legendary athlete Milkha Singh today expressed his delight at Home Ministry recommending the name of hockey great late Major Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country. Speaking from Chandigarh, the 'Flying Sikh' said Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportsperson from India to have...
  • CWG 2014: Milkha Singh delighted with Vikas Gowda's gold in athletics August 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: Milkha Singh expressed his delight after Vikas Gowda won the gold medal in the men's discus throw at the ongoing 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Speaking from Chandigarh Milkha said, "I feel proud with Vikas's achievement and with those of our other sportsmen and women who have won medals in...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes inside top30 at Open de France July 6, 2014

    Versailles (France): Shiv Kapur rounded off a modest week with a oneunder 70 to finish inside top30 at the Alstom Open de France on Sunday. Kapur, the lone Indian to make the cut this week, ended the tournament at fourover 288. Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar had earlier missed the cut. Kapur...
  • Kapur lone Indian to make the cut at Alstom Open; Jeev, Bhullar miss out July 5, 2014

    Versailles: Shiv Kapur suffered two late bogeys in the second round, but was still the only Indian to make the cut at the Alstom French Open. Kapur, who recently finished 23rd at the US Open, followed up his first round 73 with a twounder 69 in second round to get to...
  • Jeev finishes tied 38th, Ilonen wins Irish Open June 22, 2014

    Cork (Ireland): Jeev Milkha Singh rounded off the week with a card of even par 71 and a total of threeunder 281 to finish a lowly tied 38th in the Irish Open here on Sunday. Jeev, who shot 69 in the third round ended in a tie for 38th, his best...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh makes the cut for Irish Open June 21, 2014

    Cork (Ireland): Jeev Milkha Singh dropped down steeply on the leaderboard with a round of twoover 73, but was still the only Indian of the three to make the cut at the Irish Open, here. Jeev, threeunder for the first round, is now oneunder for 36 holes and in tied 43rd...
  • Solid start by Jeev Milkha Singh at Irish Open June 20, 2014

    Cork (Ireland): Jeev Milkha Singh sank four birdies on the back nine to come back with a solid threeunder 68 in the first round of the Irish Open at Fota Ireland Resort on Thursday. Jeev, who has had a rough ride this season, finishing beyond the 60th place in four of...