With an emphatic triumph during the Taman Dayu Championship in Indonesia a fortnight ago,Chandigarh golfer Sujjan Singh bagged his first international title in the form of the Asian Development Tour title. Buoyed by the win,31-year-old Sujjan wants to continue his good form in the Asian Tour and also grab opportunities which he will get in the upcoming European tour. Back from Jakarta,where he finished in the Top 20,Sujjan is taking a break of one week from the sport,but is also eyeing the domestic season for a better finish at the same.
Speaking with Sportline,Singh said,”The win in Indonesia will always be a special one. It was my first win on the international circuit and the fact that I was in lead right from Day One made the triumph more satisfactory. I was hitting the ball well and it showed in my game. Jakarta was a tough tournament,I think the experience will come handy later this year. Sujjan is married to former professional Chandigarh-based golfer Irina Brar.
With a win on the Asian Development Tour,Singh is expecting to get a reserve berth for the European Masters to be held in Switzerland next month before he plays in the Selengor Masters in Malaysia in the month of September.
Meanwhile,the golfer has been spending time with his Delhi-based coach Ajay Gupta and believes that he is ready for the rigorous schedule ahead. Singh is working on his putting style along with Gupta and the last few months have seen him making little adjustments with the putting pattern.
“I am hopeful of getting an invite for the European Masters. I am keeping my fingers crossed. If that does not happen,I will be playing in the Selengor Masters in Malaysia in September. I have been working on my chipping and putting along with my coach Ajay Gupta. It has beenand beneficial for me,I reckon adjustments like these lifts one’s game. I want to do well on the PGTI circuit as well,” shared Singh.
With another Chandigarh golfer Jeev Milkha Singh winning the Scottish open last week,Singh believes that Indian players are doing well at the international scene and Jeev’s performance will motivate others.
Heaping praise on Jeevs feat,Singh added,”Jeev has been playing tremendously. The way he fought his way back on the final day was commendable. He has been a role model for most of us and the win will motivate and inspire the junior golfers.
The couple was blessed with a daughter two months ago. Wife Irina Brar,who now works as a Sports Psychologist,has also been helping Singh with the game. Appreciating his wife’s support,Singh credits the former for his change in fortunes at the golf circuit. “Irina has been helpful and whenever I train,we talk about the game. I used to be a big fan of hers when she was an active golfer. I must say that it surely helps at the international circuit,” says Singh,who finished fifth in this year’s Awantha Masters.