• Monday, July 28, 2014

Siddikur to try his luck for US Open

Sports Reporter

Bangladesh's premier golfer Siddikur Rahman is leaving for England on Friday to take part in the qualifying round of the US Open, the second Major of the season. The two-time Asian Tour winner, who had failed in his previous attempt last year, will be bolstered by his latest result in the ICSI Philippines Open on Sunday, where he finished runner-up.
The 29-year-old golfer said he looking forward to fulfilling his dream of playing in the US Open, on his return from the Philippines on Monday night.
“I am leaving for England on Friday, three days before the qualification, to have some practice there. The qualification will be held on May 26 over two rounds of 18 holes each. Seven competitors will qualify out of a total of 80 from that zone,” said Siddikur on his return from Philippines on Monday night.
Currently in 13th position in the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Siddikur has had an up-and-down season so far. Out of the six Asian Tour events he took part in, Siddikur finished second in two events while missing the cut in two events.
Siddikur recently admitted that his putting has not been great in recent times and that he needs to rectify it.
“My long game has always been there but my short game hasn't been up to my standard so far. Hopefully I can improve on my short game soon. I think I'm hitting it very well. If I can get my putter hot then I will get another good result,” said Siddikur.


Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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