Jeev Hoping for Hard Time at Carnoustie

India’s Jeev Milkha Singh leads the Asian assault on the British Open, with the 35-year-old hoping the Carnoustie course will play at its hardest.

Talking to the Asian Tour website, Jeev said difficult courses bring out the best of his golf, using his 36th place at the treacherous US Open at Oakmont as proof.

He said on the website:

“I love playing tough courses, it’s a challenge for me. I have more patience when I’m playing a tough course. I’ll tell myself I will make mistakes just like everybody else, so it’s just a matter of making fewer.”

This will be Jeev’s fifth Major appearance and he hopes his experience at the Masters in April and US Open will help him with the physical and mental test awaiting him at Carnoustie.

“The US Open was some experience. It was the toughest Major I have ever played in my life. It was a true test of patience. I just hung in there and the greens were so tough, even tougher than Augusta National.”

Another Asian making his British Open debut is Singaporean Lam Chih Bing, who is only the second golfer from his country to qualify for arguably the world’s greatest Major tournament.

Lam is among the next generation of rising Singapore golfers, following in the footsteps of Mardan Mamat, who in 2006 became the first player from the Island state to win a European Tour event when he triumphed at the Singapore Masters.

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