Mumbai: Veteran Indian golfer Jeev Milka Singh felt that India has a bright future in golf and an Indian can win Major as early as this year. Shiv Kapur went on to say India are in golden era of professional golf.
“An Indian golfer could win a major. They have the game and mindset to win a major. If these guys go out and play one of the major championships and everything clicks for them during the week, they can win a major this year.
“There are a lot of good players like Shubankar (Sharma), Khalin (Joshi), Chirag (Kumar), Shiv (Kapur), Gaganjeet (Bhullar), S. Chikkarangappa. I can name so many players who have done well for Indian golf,” he said at the sidelines of Habitat India Golf Charity Tournament here on Sunday.
Jeev along with Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal set the basis for professional golf in India and the 47-year-old predicted the youngsters have more promise to carry the legacy forward.
“I think the future of Indian golf is bright. It is great to see these young kids come up and make the country proud. They are mentally strong to take on the world and play with the best players. There are so many tournaments happening through out the world. If a guy is playing 30 tournaments and winning one in 30 weeks, it is as good like scoring a double century (in Test cricket),” he added.
Another professional golfer Kapurechoed Jeev’s view. “We are in the golden era of Indian golf. Jeev, Jyoti and Atwal are still competitive in 40s. Rahil Gangjee, S.S.P. Chaurasia are in 30s and doing well. Chikka, Shubankar and Khalin who are in their 20s have shown lot of promise. More Indian players are in top 200 than we ever had before.
“You will see more Indian golfers improve in world rankings. There is more talent and potential but there is always room for improvement. Indian golf will take off in next 5-10 years,” 36-year-old Kapur said....