Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Bangladesh's new sensation Siddikur Rahman may have a chance to rub shoulders with golfing luminaries like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson when he leaves for Shanghai today to take part in the US dollar 7 million HSBC World Golf Championship to be held from November 4-7.
After a hugely successful tournament in Malaysia, Siddikur is set to continue his astronomical rise in the game if he gets a chance to swing his club in the top class tournament to be held at the eastern China city.
Unfortunately, his participation is not guaranteed since he is not pencilled in as a scheduled starter but only placed first on the waiting list.
Siddikur however saw no reason to be downbeat.
“I am very confident and I look forward to meet and gain experience from renowned golfers around the world.
“I ask everyone to pray for my success,” he continued.
After the World Golf Championship Siddikur will also participate in the Barclays Singapore Open from 11-14 November (USD 6 million purse) and the UBS Hong Kong Open from 18-21 November (USD 2.5 million purse).
Both of these tournaments are co-sanctioned by the European & Asian Tour.