Hyogo: Making his way back from a finger injury, Jeev Milkha Singh hopes a stint in Japan will help him strike it rich as he gets ready to tee up at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open starting from Thursday.
Jeev, who has an injured trigger finger, returned to the course last week and finished 31st in an event in Japan. He has four wins on Japan Tour and this year he already has a win in Europe in the Scottish Open. But after that and the British Open, he was forced to take a break due to injury.
Gaganjeet Bhullar, this year SAIL-SBI Open winner, Anirban Lahiri, Digivijay Singh, winner of Panasonic Open India this year, Jyoti Randhawa, who won his only title in Japan in 2003, SSP Chowrasia, a two-time European Tour title winner, Shiv Kapur, Himmat Rai and Chiragh Kumar make up a strong Indian challenge for the $1.9 million event, co-sanctioned by Asian and Japan Tours.