Delhi, 06 Nov 2017

Shiv Kapur moves up 120 spots in the world rankings, jumps to 206

Shiv Kapur’s win at the Panasonic Open India 2017 on Sunday saw him climb 120 spots in the Official World Golf Rankings, from 326 to 206.

A couple of other Indians, SSP Chawrasia and Ajeetesh Sandhu, both of whom finished tied second at the Panasonic Open India, also made major gains in the world rankings. While Chawrasia moved up from 256 to 227, Sandhu leapfrogged from 291 to 245.

Here are some stats associated with Shiv Kapur’s memorable victory on home soil.

With this win:

Kapur earned his fifth international title

His third Asian Tour title

He registered his first Asian Tour win in India

First international win at his home course – Delhi Golf Club (DGC)

Second Asian Tour title of the 2017 season

His first international win in India after almost five years, his last win in India came at the Gujarat Kensville Challenge 2013 (a European Challenge Tour event staged in January 2013)

He became the sixth Indian to win the Panasonic Open India title in the last seven years since the tournament’s inception

Kapur rises from 18th to 11th position in the Asian Tour Order of Merit

It is the second time that he has won two international events in the same year, he previously achieved the feat with two wins on the European Challenge Tour in 2013

Shiv now leads the Panasonic Swing, an aggregate points race that spans five events – in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan and where Asian Tour players have an opportunity to shoot for a share of the lucrative bonus pool of US$150,000

Fifth international and Asian Tour win for India in 2017

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