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Jeev Milkha Singh secured the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open title after a sudden-death play-off with Francesco Molinari. The win was Jeev's his first European Tour victory since the 2008 Bank Austria GolfOpen, with a gap of 95 European Tour events separating his two most recent victories. The win takes Singh to â‚¬751,060 in The Race to Dubai.
The Indian produced a superb bogey-free 67 in the final round in testing conditions at Castle Stuart Golf Links to surge through the field and set the clubhouse target that only Molinari could match after Scotland's Marc Warren lost a three shot lead over the closing holes.
Jeev's five shot final round winning comeback is the largest winning comeback on The European Tour in 2012. The 40-year old Indian hit a birdie on the first play-off hole to edge out Molinari, who had come into the final round hanging on to a slender one stroke lead.
The win was extra special for Jeev as it now guarantees him a starting berth in Thursday's Open Championship.
Jeev had this to say about his win to the European Tour's official website, â€œI would like to thank a lot of people who have been by my side the last three, four years that have been a struggle for me with the injuries: My family, my friend who coaches me, Janet, who was on my bag, my sponsors who stood by me... all of these guys have been great and supported me through a tough time and I want to thank them all for this.
â€œIt has been really tough - frustrating than anything else. You feel like your game is coming back and another injury creeps up, but I just stuck myself in there and said that you need to work on the physical side, and I worked hard on that.
"Everything has paid off, and I just want to think about the good things and not what's past and I want to look towards the future now."
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