Shiv Kapur

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Shiv Kapur
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Personal information
Full nameShiv Kapur
Born (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 37)
New Delhi, India
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality India
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
Career
CollegePurdue University
Turned professional2004
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour3
Challenge Tour2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT23: 2014
The Open ChampionshipT73: 2013
PGA ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Arjuna Award2002
Asian Tour
Rookie of the Year
2005

Shiv Kapur (born 12 February 1982) is an Indian professional golfer.

Kapur went to Purdue University and played the amateur circuit in the United States. He had a successful amateur career, winning the Indian and Malaysian Amateur Opens in 2000 and an individual gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games.[1]

He turned professional in 2004 and made a considerable impact in his second season on the Asian Tour by winning the season ending Volvo Masters of Asia and finishing the year fourth on the Asian Tour Order of Merit. Kapur works with instructor Peter Murphy out of Dallas, Texas.

He joined the European Tour in 2007, having earned enough as an affiliate member in 2006 to merit a tour card.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2000 Indian Amateur Open, Malaysian Amateur Open
  • 2002 Asian Games Individual Gold Medal

Professional wins (6)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Dec 2005 Volvo Masters of Asia −20 (66-67-68-67=268) 2 strokes India Jyoti Randhawa
2 30 Apr 2017 Yeangder Heritage −16 (71-70-67-64=272) 2 strokes South Korea Yikeun Chang, Malaysia Gavin Green
3 5 Nov 2017 Panasonic Open India −17 (65-69-69-68=271) 3 strokes India Om Prakash Chouhan, India Shiv Chawrasia,
India Karandeep Kochhar, India Chiragh Kumar,
United States Paul Peterson, India Ajeetesh Sandhu,
India Sudhir Sharma

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 3 Feb 2013 Gujarat Kensville Challenge −14 (67-71-65-71=274) 2 strokes Scotland Andrew McArthur
2 3 Nov 2013 Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final −16 (69-66-67-70=272) 4 strokes Portugal José-Filipe Lima, Scotland Jamie McLeary

Other wins (1)[edit]

2017 Royal Cup (Asian Tour special event)

Playoff record[edit]

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 South African Open Championship Scotland Richie Ramsay Lost to par on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T23 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T73 CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shiv Kapur wins individual golf gold". rediff.com. 6 October 2002. Retrieved 2009-06-23.

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