Siddikur in World Cup | The Daily Star
12:18 AM, September 28, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:47 AM, September 28, 2013

Siddikur in World Cup

Siddikur in World Cup

Siddikur Rahman has been confirmed as the first Bangladeshi golfer to participate in the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf which will be held at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 21-24, 2013. Siddikur will be one of 13 golfers from Asia to participate in the 8-million-daollar event.
Siddikur, who carded a second successive even-par 71 at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open yesterday, said he was happy with his form and excited to be part of the World Cup.
“I'm very excited to represent Bangladesh in the World Cup. This will be the first time that Bangladesh will feature in the World Cup and it'll be an historic moment. I've played in the qualifiers before but have never made it into the event proper, so this is just great,” said the 29-year-old Siddikur.
“It will have a great impact for my country. Golf is getting more popular and people do recognise me along the streets back home and I feel proud to be the flagbearer for golf in my country. There's no shortcut to success. Hard work and more practice will only make me a better player and that is what I strive to do every day.
“I've definitely developed a lot since I started playing on the Asian Tour. My first win in Brunei was something that I'll never forget and I always try my best to get that second win on the Asian Tour. Hopefully it'll not be long before I get my hands on another title again,” added the Bangladeshi, who is currently 17th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit following four top-10s.
Meanwhile, Siddikur traded five birdies against five bogeys on the second day of the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open yesterday and was left feeling disappointed that he did not take advantage of the ideal scoring conditions at the Ibaraki Country Club.
“To be honest, it was an easy day but I didn't take advantage of it. It was a long day for me and it was a real rollercoaster ride because I shot five birdies, five bogeys and eight pars!” said Siddikur to Asiantour.com after the day's play.

For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top