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Lahiri, Kapur promise to be back

Star Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur may have exited early from the 115th US Open at Chambers Bay, but the two are hungry and determined to be back.

"It is never pleasant to have a free weekend especially at a Major," said Lahiri, who was playing his fifth Major, of which he has made the cut in two -- once each at British Open and Masters.

Kapur, who was playing his second US Open and the fourth Major, has also made the cut once each in British Open and US Open.

"I have been to the US Open before and I also understand that it is probably the toughest of them all and they do choose some very challenging courses, but it is also the biggest thrill for a golfer to do well in such conditions. So, I hope I will be back again and soon at that," said Kapur, who was tied 23rd last year, the best by an Indian at a US Open. 

The Indian duo was all praise for the courageous effort of Jason Day. "I was pretty close to the place from where he was taken away on Friday," said Kapur. "It was quite scary to see a golfer collapse. 
We were not sure what happened. Then we got to know it was Vertigo. For him to come and play again in that state for the third round shows how strong he is mentally. He is undoubtedly a 'winner' in every sense of the word."

Lahiri said, “We all know he has some Vertigo related issues, but never realised how bad it could be. This was almost frightening.”


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