Indian golf, undoubtedly, is experiencing one of its best eras. Shiv Kapur, who himself is in the middle of a rip-roaring form couldnt be more delighted. With young Shubhankar Sharma taking big strides on international circuit, Kapur admitted it will be a "battle of generations" in the upcoming Hero Indian Open beginning March 8. The 36-year-olds career got a second wind last season when he won a hat-trick of Asian Tour titles.
He called the growing competition among the Indian golfers "healthy" and revealed his target of playing in the 2020 Olympics. "It is easier said than done. A year ago no one would have been talking about me being in the Olympics but now I am talking about it as a realistic goal. I hope I can peak at the right time and be in the kind of form I am in right now, closer to Olympics. I want to stay fit for that, try and get myself ready," Kapur said.
"Olympics have a long way to go. You want to be talking about Shubhankar in the Olympic race three months before it or Ajeetesh (Sandhu). You can never be complacent. The race to cutoff will heat up 3-4 months before Olympics. Its nice to see healthy competition and healthy rivalry. All of us are constantly pushing each other." Kapur took pride in the success of 21-year-old Shubhabkar who catapulted to 71st place with two wins on the European Tour in less than two months.
"Shubhankar is a fantastic player. He ...