He was great. We chatted quite a bit and he was very encouraging. He advised that I play Europe for a year before US tour. He did the same and his play was terrific.
"Shiv Kapur" 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.
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.More Shiv Kapur on Wikipedia.
It's a shame to three-putt the last for par. Anytime you finish the round badly just leaves a bad tastes but I'll come out tomorrow and go low again.
It's pretty cool to be in the Open, it's been great this past one year. It was a bit of hard work but I think preparation like this will make me stronger.
It does feel good to have a top-10, but it could have been better. I left a lot of putts out there.
I had a bad break there, a lot of mud on my ball on the fairway and it squirted into a dodgy lie in the bunker but I made a great save.
That felt good and I am happy I did not drop any shots. Andrew (Buckle) and Simon (Dyson) are five ahead, but it should be an interesting final day.
You can always have those kind of weeks but overall my game feels good and hopefully I can get the putter sorted out and get it ready for next week.
I've learned a lot. Playing with Allenby who shot 66 in the last round in Perth was fantastic. He finished birdie, eagle and he kept fighting till the very end. They (the top players) have fantastic short games. There is so much to learn from them, the way they manage their games and the composure.
That is one of my aims, though a win is also one of my goals for 2006.