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Desperate to win Indian Open: Shiv

| | New Delhi

Oozing with confidence after winning his second and third Asian tour titles last season, golfer Shiv Kapur is yearning to chisel his name in the trophy that evaded him all his professional career: Hero India Open.

"I am very desperate to win this trophy. I won't fake it and say if it happens then happens," said the Delhi-based golfer here on Tuesday. "I make no two bones about the fact that Indian Open is the most important tournament for me. You want to win your national open before you win any major. Winning this would mean a world to me. Also because Hero has been my title sponsor and also DLF has been also a great support to me."

However, Kapur added that burden of expectation won't bog him down as he prepares to treat it as a normal tournament and has enough time in hand to prepare for the tournament starting on 8th March, 2018, here.

"The key is to going into the tournament and treating it normally and not taking all that extra pressure and expectation on you. I also get enough time to prepare this time; previously I used to play in a lot of tournaments leading up to the Indian Open," said the Golfer, who won his third Asian tour title here in November.

Kapur was down with a back injury last year and suffered with dengue soon after. His recovery period saw him miss two consecutive tournaments before the national Open. The golfer admitted he is still not at his best yet and is egging to attain that soon.

 "As my back is not at its 100 per cent, I took precaution and skipped two tournaments before this. I want to be fit in order to pick my schedule and not to skip tournaments you don't want to," said the 36-year-old golfer.

 
 
 
 
 

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