Jeev Milkha Singh leads the Irish Open. Again! After his round of seven under he told me that Darren Clarke gave him a bottle of 21 year old Bushmills Malt Whiskey a few days ago.
Now like all good Indians that are multi squillionaires, Jeev likes a drop of rare single malt as much as the next man but despite being egged on by Clarke clapping loudly and roaring “oy oy oy Oy Oy” chose not to open it on the spot. “I’m keeping it for a Sunday night to enjoy with my father,” he said “we often sit with a whiskey on a Sunday night and just talk.”
The Jeevster is big in the news these days in India. They’re making a film about his dad Milkha Singh who was India’s version of Usain Bolt back in the day and even participated in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. It’s an inspirational story about the Flying Sikh due out on the 26th January 2013. Nice way to plug it!
We’ll just have to wait and see if Singh junior can brave the elements over the next few days. He’s not a big fan of rain. He told me about his first experience of links golf 25 years ago. “Coming from India, I didn’t even have raingear,” he said!