Bangladesh golfing ace Siddikur Rahman hopes to bounce back to winning ways with the bti International Golf Championship that teed off at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Monday.
“I have been going through the so near yet so far story for a couple of tournaments. I have been thinking a lot about what is going wrong but I am yet to find the answer. I will concentrate hard and try to find the loopholes this time on my own yards,” said Siddik, who became the first Bangladeshi to play and win an Asian Tour event when he clinched the Brunei Open title in August, 2010.
On April 1, Siddik ended the fourth and final day’s play with nine-under-par 279 to finish joint second in the Panasonic Open in India, missing on an opportunity to bag his second title.
In the following tournaments held later that month, the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and the Ballantine Championship in Korea, Siddik finished 14th and 25th respectively.
“I did not play badly. Maybe one round of bad play affected the whole performance. What can I say? Is it bad luck? Maybe. But at the same time I have to say that the tournaments where I played in the last couple of months were full of high profile players where a little mistake cost a lot. I need to get out of the vicious circle,” said Siddik.
“I will consult with some senior players and seek their tips. I have to rectify myself before teeing off at the US Open,” added Siddik, who will be in the UK from May 22 to May 25 to play in the US Open qualifiers.
Siddik thinks a few fine touches will make things alright. “I am not playing badly. I have raised my game under pressure, but haven’t been able to bag another silverware. I am working hard, trying to fine tune things that would help me hit the Bull’s Eye,” said the star golfer.
The US Open is scheduled to be held at the historic Olympic Club, located in San Francisco, California from June 14 to17.
The last time Siddik failed to obtain a visa due to different complexities but this time he hopes it would not be a problem for him.
“I always dreamt of playing in an apex tournament like the US Open. I will try to be at my best for the sake of the red and green flag,” concluded Siddik.