Bangladesh’s golfing icon all set for world cup

DHAKA, Nov. 1 (nsnewswire) — Bangladesh’s golfing icon Siddikur Rahman is all set for the Melbourne world cup.

The first professional golfer of the South Asian country is leaving Dhaka on Saturday to participate in the 8 million U.S. dollars ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf  that will be held in Melbourne, Australia.

“I’ m ready for the world cup,”said the 29-year-old Siddikur who as a first Bangladeshi Golfer is taking part in the World Cup.

He is also very excited to have the opportunity to represent Bangladesh in the prestigious event.

“I would try my best to take the Bangladesh’s golfing to a new height,” he said in press briefing on Friday.
 Bangladesh’s top mobile operator Grameenphone, the official sponsor of Siddikur Rahman, with the participation of Dhaka’s Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) arranged the press conference to bid him farewell.
Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) arranged a press conference to bid him farewell. Golfer Siddikur, Tahmeed Azizul Huq, Head of Corporate Communications of Grameenphone and Brigadier General Abidur Reza Khan (Retired), Chairman, Tournament Committee, Kurmitola Golf Club were present on the occasion.
 In the 57th edition of the ISPS HANDA World Cup at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club from Nov. 21-24, 2013 , Asia will reportedly be represented with 13 of the continent’s top stars from seven nations, including first-timer Siddikur of Bangladesh, qualifying for the prestigious event.
Siddikur became the first Bangladeshi man to win on the Asian Tour at the 2010 Brunei Open and has since established himself by finishing in the top-10 of the Order of Merit in 2010 and 2011 and 17th last season.