There was no mistaking which Singh was the former Masters champion in the 12:55 Sunday twosome. Jeev Milkha Singh’s swing looks nothing like Vijay’s.
The Singh from India made quadruple-bogey 8 on the opening hole en route to a closing 79. Although he birdied his final hole and tied for 37th in his Masters debut, Singh was upset with his final-round effort.
“I enjoyed everything except for the last round at the Masters, but that’s all right,” Singh said. “Maybe I’ll learn something from here. I started off badly and didn’t get back into shape after that.
“I couldn’t get my focus back after that bad start.
I kept trying hard on every shot but I couldn’t do anything.”
Jeev Milkha Singh, a five-time winner on the Asian Tour who played college golf at Abilene Christian, is the first Indian to play in the Masters.
“I’m happy that I made the cut and I would love to come back, as I like the course,” he said. “It’s set up perfectly for my game. ”
Singh was entered in the Verizon Heritage, but plans to take a break after that for some soul searching.
“I need to take some time off to sort out some things that are bothering me,” he said. “My scores in the last round especially have been disappointing this year. I need to sort that out before I get out on the golf course. It’s more a mental thing.”
The “other” Singh, Vijay, who won at Augusta in 2000, was taken out of the mix when he shot 79 Saturday. He played the back nine 40-39 on the weekend and failed to finish in the top 10 for the first time since 2001.