The victory has come at right time for Jeev: Milkha Singh

Updated: Jul 16, 2012, 18:43 PM IST

Chandigarh: Jeev Milkha Singh brought an end to a four-year long title draught by winning the Scottish Open on Sunday and his legendary father Milkha Singh feels the victory has come at the right time for his son who has been recently ravaged by injuries.

Jeev, who had last won a title in 2008, also qualified for the British Open next week at the Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

"He is happy with his win. I had a chat with him and he said he was feeling great as the victory has come after a long gap," Jeev`s 82-year-old father Milkha Singh said here today.

The `Flying Sikh` said he had virtually no hope initially that Jeev would win the Scottish Open.

"I was closely following his game. It was a tense play-off for us and we did not miss a moment. He played well and the win has come at the right time for him as he had been struggling with injury. He made a remarkable comeback," he said.

"Throughout night we did not sleep as we kept getting congratulatory telephone calls from friends and well-wishers in India and abroad," said Milkha.

The legendary athlete said Jeev would be arriving in Delhi next week, where he would be honoured by Delhi Golf Association.

"Jeev will be in Chandigarh for a few days by mid of next week," he said.

Jeev beat Italian Francesco Molinari in a play-off to win the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart yesterday.

The win was Jeev`s fourth in an European Tour event. His earlier wins were Volvo China in 2006, Volvo Masters of Europe in 2006 and the Austrian Open in 2008.