Jiminez: Indian golfers on the up

Miguel Angel Jimenez said that he is expecting fierce opposition from the local contingent at the India Open.

The evergreen Spaniard indicated that recent Maybank Malaysian Open winner Anirban Lahiri and European Tour winners SSP Chowrasia and Jeev Milkha Singh should not be underestimated.

“Asian golf is very popular now,” Jimenez told the European Tour’s official website.

“There are a lot of tournaments and a lot of people are coming to play here.

“The game is growing more and more in India and around the world. Golf is not about Europe or America but it is global with top golfers from all over the world and some of the young Indian players are starting to follow what Jeev (Milkha Singh) has done for so many years.

“Jeev is the pioneer of Indian golf and to see a new generation of Indian players coming through is great for the game here.

“Lahiri is obviously playing very well and will now start to play in the top tournaments around the world and that will help him to get better and better.”