Shiv Kapur

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

Shiv Kapur
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Personal information
Full nameShiv Kapur
Born (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 38)
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 wins7
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour3
Challenge Tour2
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT23: 2014
The Open ChampionshipT73: 2013
Achievements and awards
Arjuna Award2002
Asian Tour
Rookie of the Year
2005
Medal record
Representing  India
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan Individual

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 winsEdit

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

Professional wins (7)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   Jyoti Randhawa
2 30 Apr 2017 Yeangder Heritage −16 (71-70-67-64=272) 2 strokes   Chang Yi-keun,   Gavin Green
3 5 Nov 2017 Panasonic Open India −17 (65-69-69-68=271) 3 strokes   Om Prakash Chouhan,   Shiv Chawrasia,
  Karandeep Kochhar,   Chiragh Kumar,
  Paul Peterson,   Ajeetesh Sandhu,
  Sudhir Sharma

Asian Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2005 Double A International Open   Chinnarat Phadungsil Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 2019 Thailand Open   John Catlin,   Pavit Tangkamolprasert Catlin won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
Grand Finals (1)
Other Challenge Tour (1)
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   Andrew McArthur
2 3 Nov 2013 Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final −16 (69-66-67-70=272) 4 strokes   José-Filipe Lima,   Jamie McLeary

Other wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 6 Oct 2002 Asian Games
(as an amateur)
−4 (70-75-69-70=284) 3 strokes   Anura Rohana
2 31 Dec 2017 Royal Cup −14 (67-68-68-67=270) 1 stroke   Prom Meesawat

Playoff recordEdit

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

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

Results in major championshipsEdit

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

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2006
Match Play
Championship
Invitational 65
  Did not play

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit