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Jeev second in Asian Tour's career money list

August 23, 2010 16:05 IST

Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, who is currently plying his trade on the US PGA Tour, is second in the Asian Tour's career money list with earnings of $2.8 million.

jeev milkha singhJeev signed off a creditable tied 18th in the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, a tournament where Arjun Atwal became the first Indian to clinch a PGA Tour title.

Reigning Asian Tour number one Thongchai Jaidee leads the earnings with slightly over $4million accumulated over a span of a decade competing in the region's elite circuit.

With 12 victories under his belt, the most by a player on the Asian Tour, the former paratrooper is well ahead of Jeev.

Other Thai stand-outs featuring on the career earnings list include Thaworn Wiratchant, who is ranked fourth with $2.5 million, and Prayad Marksaeng, who is placed sixth with $2.3 million.

Chapchai Nirat (14th, $1.36 million), Thammanoon Srirot (15th, $1.31 million), Chawalit Plaphol (16th, $1.23 million), Prom Meesawat (22nd, $1.1 million) and veteran Boonchu Ruangkit (23rd, 1.1 million) are all featured in the top-25, making Thailand the country with the most players in the elite bracket.

In total, the eight Thai players have an accumulated wealth of over $15 million, thanks largely to a staggering 45 career victories between them in Asia.

Since the inauguration of the Asian Tour as a members' organisation in 2004, a total of 22 tournaments have been played in Thailand and offering a combined purse of $29 million in prize money.

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