A Long Road
Posted: 9th June 2010
Having missed the cut at both Colonial and The Memorial, it is clear that I am struggling with my game. The long layoff because of the shoulder injury is still having its effect.
However, as we head to the St Jude Classic this week, I am just trying to stay positive and hoping to regain my form. Stay positive and stay healthy…that’s my current mantra.
The seven weeks off and the subsequent period of struggle has completely ruined my plans for the season. My ranking has dropped just below 100, so the first priority now would be to get it back into the top-50. Secondly, it has played havoc with my schedule.
For the second half of the season, unless I post some... MORE »
More Time Out
Posted: 23rd April 2010
The bad news first – looks like I am out of action for at least three weeks. The shoulder injury I sustained before the Masters refuses to heal.
I have no idea when exactly I picked up the injury, but it has been bothering me for some time. Fortunately, the scans showed no tear, but that is also the frustrating part. I was told that a couple of weeks rest and physio would get me up and running once again, but that did not happen.
I withdrew from the PGA Tour’s Verizon Heritage at Harbour Town last week to give myself an extra seven days to recover. But the pain and the swelling returned when I started practicing again. In the end,... MORE »
Life On Film
Posted: 1st April 2010
My phone has been ringing incessantly ever since it became public knowledge that my father’s life story will be made into a Bollywood movie.
I have been asked this question more than a few times, and I have no hesitation in saying it again: I think my father is one of the greatest sportspersons in the history of Indian sports. As for comparisons with me, I think I will have to win a Major or two to even stand on the same platform as him. What he managed to achieve despite the challenges, and the recognition he gets from everyone – including today’s youngsters who were born 20 years after his major wins – is just amazing.
My father was one of... MORE »
Fanzone in Phoenix
Posted: 26th February 2010
I am playing the Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour this week, and would love to build up upon my good start in the match play last week.
The fans at TPC Scottsdale love their golf, and it is the best-attended golf tournament in the whole world. You just have to experience the party atmosphere around the amphitheatre-shaped par-3 16th to understand what I mean. It really is the ‘loudest hole in the world’. If you manage to hit a good shot here, the cheering that you get from the spectators is something that is going to remain with you for the rest of your life.
I did see and hear Tiger’s apology last Friday. I thought the guy meant it and... MORE »
Joy For Jeev and Kudrat
Posted: 29th January 2010
This could just be the most life-changing week for me. On Friday morning, at 8.55am, Kudrat and I were blessed with a baby boy.
As we neared the all-important date, there were some very tense moments for the entire family. A few test results were not up to the doctor’s liking and Kudrat had to spend the past couple of weeks in hospital under observation. Having gone through the pain of losing our baby once, you can well imagine how even the slightest of negative news affected us. However, throughout this time, we had full faith in the Almighty and trust in the amazing doctors at the PGI Chandigarh.
In the end, everything went off well. Both mother and son are doing... MORE »
The former European Tour golfer and ISM founder looks into the world of golf, life on the world's fairways and the fortunes of his stable.
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