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Shiv Kapur

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 163

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Shiv Kapur finally won on home soil for the first time when landing the Asian Tour's Panasonic Open India in November and he'll now try to take the next step and win this week's Hero Indian Open at DLF G&CC.
The Indian has four top 10s in the event, including a third and a fourth, although he missed the cut at DLF G&CC when it was used for the first time last year. On his return this week, Kapur noted: "It’s a tough golf course here, but it’s not unfair. Some of the changes here (compared to last year) has made it easier when it comes to decision making. For instance, at the 15th, this year, we won’t be able to aim for the green. We will all be laying up at the same spot. Similarly, at the 17th, lengthening means you can’t aim to hit your ball to the other side of the fairway. Lengthening a golf course doesn’t always make it harder. Winning in India last year and getting the monkey off my back is nice. Now, I can free-wheel a bit more." Kapur missed the 54-hole cut at the World Super 6 Perth last time but was T23 in the previous week's Maybank Championship. Mar 7 - 7:35 AM

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India's Shiv Kapur will seek to ride his excellent form wave in this week's World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup CC in Perth, Australia.

His compatriot Shubhankar Sharma is, understandably, taking all the headlines, but Kapur is in a fine run of form himself. In fact he has three wins in his last 19 starts and 13 of those effort resulted in top 30s. Admittedly the wins are all Asian Tour (Yeangder Heritage, Panasonic Open, Royal Cup), but they came in three different nations and after opening last week in Saujana 70-67-67 he was only three swings off the lead heading into the final round. All that said, he is still to transfer his absolute best golf to European Tour level: he has ten top tens in 285 starts, a play-off defeat in the 2009 South African Open the closest he has been to a breakthrough win. He is 2-for-6 in Australia, was T29 here in the 2016 Perth International and missed the weekend 12 months ago.
Feb 6 - 3:56 AM

Shiv Kapur is trending in the right direction ahead of this week's ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth in Australia.

The Indian opened 2017 with T51 in the Singapore Open and stayed on the Asian Tour to post T34 in the Myanmar Open one week later. He then flew to Malaysia for the co-sanctioned Maybank Championship and shot 70-67-72-70 to take T12. Kapur topped the Driving Accuracy stats in Malaysia last week and was also 6th for Putting Average. Next up is a return to Lake Karrinyup where he opened with a 66 in last year's Perth International to sit second after 18 holes before ending T29th. In this week's new format, the top 24 at the end of 54 holes of stroke play qualify for the final day (match play) so it's worth noting that Kapur was 20th after three rounds at this course 12 months ago.
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 03:32:00 AM

Shiv Kapur's fast finish saw him bounce into the reckoning at the Maybank Championship; his second round 5-under-par 34-33=67 earned him a 36-hole total of 7-under 137, good for T6 on the live leaderboard at Saujana G&CC.

The Indian had a disastrous opening 36 holes in this tournament 12 months ago, carding 81-71 to comfortably miss the cut; he's improved on that total by a full 15 shots. His record in Malaysia is solid: he's 11-for-15 and yet despite nine finishes of T31 or better he's never made the top ten. This week offers the chance to change that after a round full of backward steps and birdie rushes. He opened his account with a bogey at No. 1 and seemed back on track with a brace of birdies at 3 and 4 only to give a shot to the card at the 5th. More back-to-back birdie action came at 8 and 9 to close the front nine in style. A birdie-bogey exchange at 13 and 14 was followed by the best stretch of the circuit: a hat-trick of par breakers at 16, 17 and 18 to make lunch taste very sweet.
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 03:14:00 AM

Shiv Kapur returns to Diamond CC for a fourth time as he prepares for this week's Lyoness Open near Vienna.

The Indian has played the course three times, most impressively in 2013 when he finished T10, a week in which he topped the Driving Accuracy stats and was ranked 7th for Greens in Regulation. His previous two visits had reaped T65 in 2010 and a missed cut in 2012. This is his 11th season on the European Tour and he’s never quite cemented his place. His best finish was 87th on the 2014 Race to Dubai, his worst 156th in 2013. But every other year he has ranked between 97 and 126 - consistency of the sort a player doesn’t really want. And guess what? He’s currently 125th. Highlights of the season so far are T11 in Abu Dhabi and T10 in Delhi. He was T45 last week in the Nordea Masters.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 06:29:00 AM

Shiv Kapur has a string of big finishes at Delhi Golf Club and will look to shine again when it hosts the Hero Indian Open this week.

Part of a strong home contingent, Kapur owns four top four finishes at the short par 72. He's posted those in the three Asian Tour events it's played host to, the latest coming in the 2013 Panasonic Open. Also a runner-up in the SAIL Open in 2010, Kapur's straight hitting is an excellent fit for Delhi GC and he showed recent evidence of it when third for Driving Accuracy at the recent Perth International where he finished T29. He had a shoulder injury which hampered him in there so we'll have to see if it's still a problem this week. He missed the cut in last week's True Thailand Classic after carding 70-74.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Shiv Kapur hung up a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the first round of the ISPS HANDA Perth International and is just one shot behind leader Peter Uihlein.

The Indian was playing through a shoulder injury but appeared to make light of it in a round featuring six birdies and 12 pars, a stark contrast to the 81 he put up on day one of last week's Maybank Championship Malaysia. "I wasn't even sure I was going to tee it up," he said. "I was really struggling on the driving range this morning with my shoulder and the chiropractor here did a great job to get me fit to play. I popped a couple of pills and went out there." Kapur started his birdie run at 12 and added two more in quick succession at 13 and 15. Coming in, he picked up further shots at 3, 5 and 7 to end the day in a tie for second place. Kapur lost his playing privileges last season but has already banked a T11 in Abu Dhabi and will be keen to add a significant pay-day here. Today, he hit an impressive 12 (of 14) fairways, found 15 greens in regulation and took 27 putts.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 05:36:00 AM

Shiv Kapur hung up a 7-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round at the Open d'Italia in Milan.

With scoring low at Golf Club Milano, Kapur joined the party with eight birdies and a single bogey. He circled red at Nos. 1, 4 and 6 before giving a shot back at the par-3 7th hole. The Indian made his move with five birdies on the back nine, including four straight from the 12th, to settle just two shots behind leader Nicolas Colsaerts. This is his lowest round of the season by three shots. Kapur, who was T14 in this event last year, split 8 (of 14) fairways, hit 15 greens in regulation and took 26 putts.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 07:41:00 AM

Shiv Kapur has missed just one of the last nine KLM Opens and returns to the Netherlands this year to try his luck again.

The Indian is 5-for-8 in this event although his best results -- T11 in 2010 and T25 in 2011 -- came at Hilversumsche. At this week's course, Kennemer, his highest finish is T35 in 2009. Kapur missed seven cuts on the spin during the middle part of the season but has bounced back in recent times, cashing in his last four strokeplay starts. His T24 at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland two months ago was his best finish in that run.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 05:02:00 AM

Shiv Kapur has been drawn against local man Richie Ramsay in the first round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play event in Scotland.

Ramsay is the favorite to win with most UK bookmakers as Murcar Links is in his home town of Aberdeen and he holds the course record there. At least Kapur heads to the Aberdeen links with some confidence restored. The Indian had missed seven cuts on the spin through May and June but snapped that sequence with a T41 in the Scottish Open and improved to T24 in last week's Omega European Masters in Switzerland. The Kapur v Ramsay match is the fifth game out at 08:40 local time on Thursday.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Shiv Kapur finds his way to the Northwest for this week's U.S. Open.

The 33-year-old Indian spends most of his time on the Europea Tour, currently ranking 117th in the Race to Dubai. He's missed four straights cuts internationally and hasn't finished inside the top 10 since the Venetian Macau Open last October. Kapur collected a T23 at last year's U.S. Open, but it would be surprising if he matches that performance this week.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Shiv Kapur authored a bogey-free 6-under-par 31-35=66 to put himself in contention after the first round of the True Thailand Classic at Black Mountain.

The Indian missed the cut on this course when he contested the Asian Tour's 2010 Black Mountain Masters but, despite nursing a cold, it was a different story today. After two opening pars at 10 and 11, Kapur got hot and circled five birdies in his next seven holes for an opening nine of 31. He quietened down after that and added just one more birdie but kept the bogeys off his card to complete an excellent opening lap. Kapur has cashed just twice in four starts so far in 2015 and this was his lowest round by two shots.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015 04:43:00 AM

Shiv Kapur navigated Doha Golf Club in 4-under-par 35-33=68 and at 6-under 138 is just three off the lead at the Commerical Bank Qatar Masters.

Every time the Indian missed a green, he scrambled for par and those five up and downs kept a bogey off his card. An opening nine of 35 contained a birdie at the second along with eight pars. He hit the gas coming home and circled birdies at 10, 12 and 14 to move into the top 10. Kapur hasn't had much success at Doha in his previous eight visits. He's never made the top 25 while today's 68 is only the second time in his last 15 laps that he's broken 70.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 06:54:00 AM

Shiv Kapur picked up five birdies in a third-round 1-over-par 33-38=71 at the U.S. Open and is the first to post 4-over 214.

Kapur looked to be the favorite to post the first sub-70 score in the third lap around Pinehurst No. 2, making the turn with four birdies to just two bogeys in the bank. The law of averages eventually won out, as bogeys on 12, 14, 15, and 16 were only marginally erased by a birdie at the par-4 18th. Still, it's a nice round. He split 13 of 14 fairways but only managed 10 GIR.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 03:43:00 PM

Shiv Kapur is set to make his U.S. Open debut at Pinehurst No. 2 this week.

Kapur advanced out of the Walton Heath international sectional in Surrey, England. While his recent form leaves much to be desired, he had a nice run late in 2013 that included a victory in the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final and also tied for second at the Foshan Open. He enters the week 177th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 08:48:00 AM