Bridgend, Wales, 30-07-2023
Jeev Milkha Singh braves wind and rain to finish tied 14th at The Senior Open, registers best finish by an Indian at a Senior Major
Jeev Milkha Singh suffered his worst round of the week, an eight-over 79, but still managed to register the best ever result for an Indian at a Senior Major as he finished tied 14th at The Senior Open presented by Rolex staged at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.
Four-time DP World Tour winner Singh shot scores of 69, 77, 71 and 79 to total 12-over 296 for the week.
Jeev, who slipped from tied 11th to 14th, had just two birdies on the eighth and the tenth and gave away 10 bogeys as treacherous conditions dogged every player on the course.
High winds, going over 40 miles per hour and rain to go with it made it extremely difficult to score as no player beat par for the second day running.
Alex Cejka of Germany battled the elements and a play-off going into the second extra hole to beat Pádraig Harrington to win the title after the two were tied at the top with matching totals of five-over 289.
Jeev had six bogeys on the front against just one birdie and four more bogeys on the back nine against one more birdie.
“This was the most difficult conditions I have ever played in. To finish a round and then be in Top-15 was good, but I felt I could have been a bit better,” said Jeev, who will divide his time between the Seniors Tour in Europe and Japan.
“I am feeling good because I have been playing well and this performance in such conditions gives me even more confidence,” he added.
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