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Kapur keen to win inaugural GPL

After more than half a dozen years in the wilderness, Indian golfer Shiv Kapur is suddenly going through a purple patch of sorts winning two successive titles, and is hungry for more.

Kapur now wants to make it three in a row, by clinching the inaugural edition of the Golf Premier League, which started amid much fanfare on Thursday.

The brainchild behind the concept of GPL along with Neeraj Sareen, Kapur, one of India’s finest golfers, sported that cherubic smile though the opening day’s proceedings at the picturesque Aamby valley City Golf Course here. When the 30-year-old was asked how keen was he to win the first-of-its franchise-based day/night tournament, pat came the reply: ‘I know it won’t be done, but I don’t mind winning it despite being the host.’

And about the format, which has become shorter and flashier with the advent of night golf, Kapur said, ‘The shorter format of golf that is played at night will have more entertainment quotient.’

After a prolonged lean phase, Kapur, who is representing Maharashtra 59ers in the GPL, recently notched up his second successive title, winning the third edition of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge golf by two strokes.
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