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Not long after he won the Panasonic Open at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC) on December 4, Mukesh Kumar was asked a question by Rashid Khan, who had finished second.Uncle, aap retirement kab lene waale ho?(When are you going to retire?)?With a balding head and a small paunch, Kumar definitely resembles the uncle of Rashids description. The exasperation in Rashids query is equally understandable. Kumar, who had just won his maiden Asian tour title, is 51. He is currently the oldest player on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).To put things in perspective, 26-year-old Rashid wasnt born when Kumar won his first tournament on what was then the PGA tour in 1989. Kumar had turned professional in 1984 and has been a permanent fixture on the Indian golf scene since. Hes played alongside a cross-section of generations of golfers like Rohtas Singh, Brandon DSouza, Ali Sher, Jyoti Randhawa, Jeev Milkha Singh, Anirban Lahiri, Arjun Atwal and now the likes of Rashid Khan and Honey Baisoya, the last of whom is only three years older than Kumars son.If you consider the son of a fireman first picked up a golf club at the Mhow Army golf course in 1979, Kumars golf journey has spanned five decades. Kumar has kept swinging even as his contemporaries and even his juniors have been cut down by age and injuries.He has some decidedly old-school tips for longevity. Its luck that I havent been injured but its easy to stay fit. Daud lagate raho, saada khana khate raho. Practice karo, kuch nahi hoga. (Keep running, eat simple food and keep practising. Nothing will happen), he says.For all his endurance and domestic success -- he reckons he has won 123 titles in India -- Kumar says the lack of success on the Asian tour always bothered him. He came close in 2012, when he finished tied-4th at the Indian Open but could never take the win.Some of the youngsters would say kya uncle? You have been playing for so long but you havent won on the Asia Tour yet? In the back of my mind I didnt want to retire without winning at least one title, he says. While theres no doubting his resilience, Kumar admits it was getting harder to mark a check on that Asian tour box.My strength is getting less day by day. I cant hit the ball as hard as I would when I was younger. Anubhav se khelna hai. (I have to play using my experience), he says. The tricky, bush-bordered layout of the Delhi Golf Club suited him perfectly.Going into the five-par final hole with a one-stroke lead, Kumar watched as his nearest rivals, Rashid and Jyoti Randhawa both parred. On his final approach, Kumar landed the ball perfectly on the green for a 15-foot birdie attempt. Kumar though didnt take it, opting to two-putt for par and the win.Perhaps if I was younger, I might have attempted a birdie. But it doesnt matter whether you win with a par putt or a birdie, does it? he says. The win also brought him the biggest payday of his career -- $72000.Kumar laughs when he recalls his first prize money. I finished tied-27th and got Rs. 1420. At that time I thought that was such a huge amount of money. Perhaps five years on, the kids will say that Rs. 40 lakh is nothing. But thats how life goes, he says.While the winning is a plus, Kumar is also looking forward to the fact that the win guarantees him participation in Asian Tour events for the next couple of years. With his goal of winning an Asian Tour event accomplished, he has now set his sights on winning a Tour title overseas.??Ive taken part in tournaments abroad before but back then I would only get a spot if someone else pulled out. Now I can pick which tournaments I want to participate in, he says. Kumars preferred tournament would have been the star-studded $2 million Hong Kong Open, co-sanctioned by the European Tour this week. But he cant travel because his passport is expired. There isnt much regret though.Thats just life, he says.Indeed Kumar isnt done playing and winning anytime soon. At his home in Mhow, Kumar says he has just built another trophy cabinet. For the trophies I will win in the future, he says. While hes hugely competitive, Kumar has a lot of respect for the younger generation of golfers.They are far better than what the competition used to be in the past. You could win tournaments with a plus [over par] score back then. Now you wont even make the cut. We would settle for less. These kids are far more focused and demand the best. he says. Kumar believes the current crop of golfers has immense potential, which is why he also likes mentoring them when he can.I stay young myself that way. Ive seen these guys grow up. And I do my best to help them. [Indias top-ranked mens golfer] Anirban Lahiri would play alongside me and finish below. He once asked me how to play better. I told him just play the course not your opponent. And once they get this its easy, he says.And while it may seem Kumar could play endlessly, he himself plans to retire at some point. I will retire in 2020. I will be fifty-five then. I could play longer and no one would stop me but 2020 looks like a nice number, he says.But a retirement date wasnt the answer he gave Rashid at the DGC on Sunday.Im going to be around you guys for a while now, Kumar told the youngster.Ok uncle, phir milenge Asian Tour pe?(Ok uncle, we will meet on the Asian Tour then.),?Rashid replied. Micah Kiser Jersey . Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. 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DETROIT -- On the way to winning their sixth straight game, the Detroit Tigers found an extra team-bonding moment.The Tigers held an 8-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, but sensed that the Houston Astros were upset that both Jose Altuve and George Springer had been hit by pitches.So, when the Astros Scott Feldman hit Cameron Maybin to start the seventh, the Tigers were ready to get revenge in their own way. First, Maybin stole second -- something he would normally never do with an eight-run lead.I believe in playing the game the right way, so I took second to let them know that I knew what was going, he said. After that, I left it up to the big fella, because I knew he had my back.Miguel Cabrera hit Feldmans next pitch into the Astros bullpen for his second homer of the game. That made it a ten-run game, and the Tigers went on to an 11-0 win Sunday.I didnt need to say anything to Feldman -- that was just baseball, said Cabrera, who celebrated a bit more than expected, given the score. Thats how you play the game.The Tigers, who began the day one game behind Boston for the second American League wild-card spot, have now won six straight -- including a sweep at Fenway Park. The win extended Detroits lead over Houston to 1 1/2 games.It is easy to be confident when you have won six in a row, but weve always felt like this team was going to be in the race, said Justin Upton, who also homered for Detroit. This is a really good team, and were getting hot at the same time were getting healthy.Detroit outscored Houston 28-8 in the series.This wasnt our day, it wasnt our weekend and it wasnt our series, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. We need to pack our stuff and get out of here.James McCanns first career grand slam capped Detroits six-run first inning.Mike Pelfrey (4-9) got the win, pitching five shutout innings and allowing four hits and a walk while striking out four. He has now allowed fewer than two runs in five of his last eight starts.Pelfrey, though, was forced out by tightness in his back, and was having an MRI after the game.Dallas Keuchel (6-11) took the loss, allowing seven runs and seven hits in five innings, walking three and striking out four.Two days after scoring nine runs in the first two innings off Collin McHugh, the Tigers were all over Keuchel. Seven of the first eight batteers reached base, capped off by McCanns grand slam to make it 6-0.dddddddddddd Only Maybin getting thrown out on the bases kept the defending Cy Young winner from giving up more runs in the inning.A couple tough-luck plays kind of extended that inning, and then I elevated a pitch to McCann, Keuchel said. That was the difference maker.The Astros loaded the bases in the third, but Pelfrey got out of the jam by retiring Carlos Correa on a broken-bat grounder to third. Houston had them loaded again in the seventh, but Bruce Rondon struck out Correa.Cabrera made it 7-0 with a fifth-inning homer off Keuchel, and Mike Aviles added an eighth run in the next inning. He doubled off Scott Feldman and scored on Jose Iglesiass one-out sacrifice fly.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: 1B Marwin Gonzalez (hand) and OF Carlos Gomez (hamstring) were both out of the starting lineup, leaving OF Jake Marisnick as the only healthy position player on Houstons bench. Gonzalez, who got hurt Friday night, is scheduled to see a hand specialist on Monday.Tigers: OF J.D. Martinez (elbow) went 2 for 5 for Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, and is now hitting .350 after four games of a rehab assignment. 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