Bangladesh’s premier golfer Siddikur Rahman will look to get his European dream in shape when he participates in the Omega European Masters which starts in the Swiss town of Crans Montana today. The 30-year-old golfer, who twice took part in this prestigious event but had the misfortune of missing the cut and withdrawing due to injuries in the last two editions, will tee off at 7:35am local time at the Crans-ur Sierre Golf Club.
Siddikur, who resurrected a flagging season with a third-place finish at the Queen’s Cup in Thailand in June, left the country for Switzerland on the Eid day, the 19th of July. After missing four cuts in five Asian Tour events, Siddikur had returned from Thailand and practiced with his coach for a few days at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka.
The two-time Asian Tour winner will be competing alongside a stellar field which includes defending champion David Lipsky of the United States, Sergio Garcia of Spain, Lee Westwood of England and India’s golfing sensation Anirban Lahiri.
The 2.7 million euro event is the only event hosted in Europe which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour.
-With The Daily Star input