Sep 29, 2016: Shiv Kapur is back in action this week in the Shinhan Donghae Open from Thrusday. Kapur has been out of action for over a month, struck by a bout of jaundice. The field also has a host of other Indian players – Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal, Jyoti Randhawa, Rahil Gangjee, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Khalin Joshi.
Shiv started this year with a big bang gaining two top ten finishes in the early part of the season. He was T5 in the Panasonic Open followed by T10 in the Hero Indian Open. Shiv sailed to Bali soon after to get married with his childhood friend Maya. The year seemed set to be blockbuster in the making. Unfortunately though, injury and illness have stalled the ambitious golfer’s progress.
“The doctor allowed me to practice and I am going to test myself this week,” Kapur told the media, in the lead up to the tournament in Korea.
Indian golfers have been hard at work this season trying to force their way up the order. Our leading pack of golfers have been busy traveling through Asia and Europe, trying to make a mark on the season.
Senior golfers, Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun and Jyoti have redoubled efforts to make a comeback. Rahil has also shown some good form recently in India and Asia.
Gaganjeet Bhullar has been struggling for form, but it only takes one good week to turn things around for the talented golfer. Khalin Joshi continues to underline his promise for the future with some impressive performances on the PGTI and Asian Tours.
Back to Shiv – the 605th ranked Indian has made 17 starts this season. While the highlights have been his performances in the Panasonic and Indian Opens, he has also endured as many as eight missed cuts. He has missed the cut in five of his last six events, punctuated by a T24 at the King’s Cup.