Indian professional golfer Shiv Kapur has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with GAC, a global shipping, logistics and marine services provider.
The 36-year-old, who hails from New Delhi, has enjoyed considerable success on the golf course since turning professional in 2004. He won the season-ending event on the Asian Tour in 2005 (the Volvo Masters of Asia) and finished the year ranked 4th on the Asia Tour order of merit.
In 2009 he came close to his maiden European Tour win, just missing out in a play-off at the South African Open Championship. In 2013 he had two wins on the European Challenge Tour – one in India and one in Dubai – and more recently he secured three further titles on the Asian Tour with victories in Taiwan, Thailand and India in 2017. He was also crowned the inaugural Panasonic SWING champion last month – a series of tournaments across five countries in Asia.
The deal, which was negotiated by Lagardère Sports’ European golf team, will see Kapur will be wearing GAC-branded attire in all his tournaments ahead. He will also be gracing corporate client events in various cities. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Stuart Bowie, Group Vice President Commercial for GAC said, “It is very exciting to add Shiv to GAC’s outstanding team of sporting ambassadors. Golf has become a truly global game and we are really looking forward to working closely with such a talented player, we believe this partnership will further strengthen GAC’s global brand visibility and recognition.”
Shiv Kapur added, “It’s an honour to be starting the relationship with GAC and I’m looking forward to representing the company when I compete on both the Asian and European Tours.”