Jeev, Jyoti team up for World Cup golf

Struggling to find form ahead of the Omega Mission Hills Golf World Cup, Jyoti Randhawa says he will just focus on making pars.

updated: November 21, 2008 09:49 IST
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Struggling to find form ahead of next week's Omega Mission Hills Golf World Cup, Jyoti Randhawa says he would just focus on making pars and leave the rest on teammate Jeev Milkha Singh's winning touch when the duo take the course for India at the mega-event in Shenzhen.

"I just need to keep making pars and he'll do the rest," Randhawa said of his first-time partner in the event starting November 27.

"It's a good team and we hope to do well. It is different playing in the World Cup as there is more pressure as you're playing for the country and there is a lot riding on it. It's a great event and I'm looking forward to it," he added.

The Delhi-pro, who has struggled this season with poor form and fitness, is good friends with Jeev as they grew up playing professional golf during the 1990s, which Randhawa believes will carry the team to a good showing in Mission Hills.

"We're comfortable being around each other, we are regularly having meals together on Tour. He's a funny guy as well and I hope we don't take it onto the golf course! We will certainly focus on our game and I'm looking forward to partnering him," he said.

While Randhawa featured in the team that ended ninth in 2005 for India's best ever finish, Jeev will be making his long-awaited debut and is excited at the opportunity to fly his country's flag in China.

"We are very excited, we are very strong as a team," said Jeev, the Asian Tour's number one in 2006 and virtually assured of this season's Order of Merit title after securing victory at last week's Barclays Singapore Open.