North Carolina: Jeev Milkha Singh is back in form and chasing a place in the International team at the Presidents Cup.
The 37-year-old Indian seemed on track to qualify until an untimely injury knocked him off course but he still has a chance of being one of captain Greg Norman’s two wildcard picks to take on the United States in San Francisco in October.
Norman will name his selections on Sept. 8, which means Singh has this week’s Wyndham Championship and two more tournaments to stake his claim.
“My job is to play the best I can and hopefully do a good job,” the world number 43 told reporters after a six-under-par 64 gave him a seven-under total of 133 on Friday.
“I’m getting a little better but it’s up to Greg and what he thinks are the right guys to be picked.”
“My injury set me back. I played three times in three months and came back and I was a little rusty but, hey, that’s part of life. I’m playing again so I’m happy.”
Singh hurt a muscle in his rib area while hitting a shot out of the rough in the European Open at the London Club in May.
“The pain was quite bad and I made the mistake of playing the U.S. Open and coming back too early but I’m happy everything is behind me,” said Singh, who subsequently missed the British Open at Turnberry and took three weeks off.