Ace Indian golfer Shiv Kapur has confirmed his participation in the Hero Indian Open, one of the most prestigious events on the Asian Tour, to be held at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) here from October 13 to 16.
In the richest full-field event on the Asian Tour with a prize purse of USD 1.25 million, Kapur will be up against a strong field, which includes European Ryder Cup star Edoardo Molinari of Italy, ranked 53 in the world, and defending champion Rikard Karlberg of Sweden among others.
Also expected to be in the thick of action is Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant, who has 12 Asian Tour titles against his name.
Apart from Kapur, other Indians in the fray will be S S P Chowrasia, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri and Himmat Rai. "I am looking forward to the Hero Indian Open Golf Championship which is the flagship event of Indian golf," said Kapur, Asia's Rookie of the Year in 2005.
"I have had a long but positive season in Europe and will relish a return to the Delhi Golf Club. Its always a great feeling to play at my home course and while I was close last time around, it would be great to win it in front of the home crowd," added Kapur, who finished tied third in the last edition of the tournament.