WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – If this Thursday’s opening round of the U.S. Open is anything like last year’s Open Championship for Shiv Kapur, it should be a wild ride.
Kapur a former Purdue golfer is competing in his first U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C. Throughout his career Kapur has played largely on the European Tour.
His most notable performance in a major championship came at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Links in Scotland.
Kapur exploded out of the gates birdying six of his first seven holes, leading the tournament by himself at one point in the opening round. By the end of the day he had dropped back to three-under, and third place through the first 18 holes.
The New Delhi native will tee off Thursday at 8:35 a.m. with Chinese golfer Wen-Chong Liang and German golfer Maximilian Kieffer.