Jeev sets sights on Dubai title

Jeev Milkha Singh reckons the Dubai Desert Classic as the tournament which he has played most number of times in his career and said it is the trophy that ‘I would love to have in my cabinet.’

The 42-year-old Indian veteran, who has four European Tours wins amongst his victories, will this week be playing the event for the 16th time in his professional career that started back in 1993.

Speaking of his tryst with Dubai, Jeev said: “I am not sure, but it must at least be around 15 times and around the time I turned professional, apart from the Majors, this was the event everyone used to talk about and I came here for the first time in 1996.”

“I love the event and outside of the Majors and WGC and the Indian Open, this is one trophy that I would to love to have in my cabinet,” said Jeev, who missed the event four times (2003, 2005 and 2006) due to injuries and on a couple of occasions when he had lost his European Tour card.

“Over the years I have made so many friends and been here countless times. It is quite easily the most familiar place for me other than home and I keep coming here and to Abu Dhabi almost every year,” added Jeev, who has also played once at the Dubai World Championships and eight out of nine editions of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships.
Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur are the other two Indian challengers in the field.

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