Jeev Milkha Singh
Height: 6 ft. 0 in
Weight: 165 lbs
College: Abilene Christian University
Turned Pro: 1993
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
Singh was the first ever golfer from India to become a full member of the European Tour when he won his card for the 1998 season. He also was the first Indian golfer to rank in the top 100 of the World Rankings. He managed this feat in 2006. Singh attended college in the United States and managed to win the NCAA Division 2 individual championship in 1993. Singh started off by playing pre dominantly on the Asian Tour. He captured his European Tour card at the 1997 Q School. Singh has won six times on the Asian Tour and four times on the Japan Golf Tour.
In his rookie season, Singh had one top 10 finish and finished the season 104th on the money list (top 115 keep their card). Singh had his best finish until the 2006 season in 1999 when he finished 50th on the money list in a year when he had both a second and third place finish.
Singh’s breakout season was in 2006 when he won twice. His first Tour win came at the Volvo China Open. His second win was at the season ending Volvo Masters, played at the Valderrama Golf Club. He beat Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia by one shot. He finished the year 16th on the money list. He had his best season to date in 2008 when he won for a third time at the Bank Austria Golf Open and had two runner-up finishes. One of the second place finishes was in a play-off loss to Graeme McDowell at the Ballantine's Championship. He finished a career high, 12th on the money list. Singh’s most recent win came in 2012 at the Scottish Open after beating Fransesco Molinari in a playoff. After 2012 Singh’s game dropped off.