New Delhi: A resurgent Shiv Kapur, winner of three titles on the Asian Tour last year, is planning an aggressive approach at the demanding DLF Golf & Country Club to add the most desired title on his CV - the Hero Indian Open.
The 36-year-old Delhi golfer, now ranked 192nd in the world, broke his title drought on Indian soil by winning the Panasonic Open at Delhi Golf Club last year, and he is hoping to be back on the podium this Sunday.
“To me, this is the most important tournament outside the majors. Winning one’s own national Open is the highlight of anyone’s career. And, to be able to do it at a city where I grew up, with a title sponsor and golf club that has supported me in my career, will be very special,” said Kapur, who is sponsored by Hero.
“Winning in India last year and getting the monkey off my back is nice. Now, I can free-wheel a bit more rather than having this pressure of not having won a tournament for a long time.”
The golf course, which turned out to be the toughest on the European Tour during the entire 2017 season, has been given more teeth this year with tees being pushed back on the 10th, 15th, 16th and 17th holes, but Kapur felt it will make a few hole play easier.