The Indian golfer will participate in The Open Championship after he qualified at the Local Final Qualifying event in Dubar, Scotland.

Richer in experience, Indian golfer Shiv Kapur will not feel like a ‘kid in a candy store’ when he makes his second appearance at The Open Championship, starting here on Thursday.

Kapur, who is a winner on the Asian Tour, qualified for this year’s third Major championship at the Local Final Qualifying (LFQ) event in Dunbar, Scotland, two weeks ago.

His first appearance at The Open Championship was in 2006 and he still has vivid recollection of his Major debut despite missing the halfway cut by one shot.

“It was the most incredible week of my life. I was like a kid in a candy store and just soaked up the whole experience. Playing that year made me realise why there is such a hype surrounding the majors and it lived up to every moment,” said Kapur.

He will be the only Indian in the elite field which includes defending champion Ernie Els of South Africa, world No. 1 Tiger Woods and Asian honorary members K. J. Choi and Y. E. Yang of Korea.

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