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Shiv Kapur

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 163

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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. Jun 7 - 6:29 AM

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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.
Mar 16 - 10:11 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.
Feb 25 - 5:36 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.
Source: USOpen.com
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.
Source: USOpen.com
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Shiv Kapur will compete in the CIMB Classic.

Kapur enters the week ranked 14th on Asian Tour Order of Merit and 206th in the Official World Golf Rankings. His current form is solid, fresh off a T2 at The Foshan Open. His highest profile start this year came at The Open Championship, tying for 73rd.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Shiv Kapur carded a 3-under-par 30-38=68 in his opening round of The Open Championship.

The Indian earned his tee time at Muirfield via Local Final Qualifying on July 2, but he's no stranger to the global scene. What was surprising was how he started today's round. After going birdie-birdie-birdie at holes 1-3, he settled for a par at the par-3 fourth. Kapur then rattled off three more birdies at 5-7 to sit atop the leaderboard for a while. Alas, he'd play his final 12 holes in birdie-free 3-over with one bogey and a double to finish two strokes off the overnight lead.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Shiv Kapur completed 36-hole Local Final Qualifying at Dunbar in Scotland in 7-under-par 69-64=133, good for co-runner-up honors and one of three berths into The Open Championship.

Three golfers at each of four sites will gain entry into the major today. Kapur went bogey-free in the nightcap to secure his second start in The Open (MC, 2006). John Wade matched Kapur's aggregate with respective rounds of 70 and 63, also going bogey-free in his second lap of Dunbar. Wade missed the cut at St. Andrews in 2005 in his only previous appearance in the major. Amateur Grant Forrest was the medalist at 8-under 67-65=132. He offset three bogeys with 11 birdies. Forrest is currently 77th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Notables that failed to qualify include: 134--Robert Dinwiddie ... 135--Kevin Phelan ... 141--Elliot Saltman ... 142--Jin Jeong.
Source: TheOpen.com
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 03:43:00 PM