Following outstanding display in the Porsche European Open, Bangladesh iconic golfer Siddikur Rahman made a huge climb in the latest Official World Golf Ranking jumping up 78 steps from 360th to 282nd spot on Monday.
Siddikur, whose total points in the ranking is 26.40, made his name a surprise in the prestigious European Open in Germany the previous day by clinching the third spot with solid performance throughout the last four days. It was his best ever achievement in any European Tour events, already holding two Asian Tour titles before.
“Alhamdulillah, God is great. I am fortunate. A great bogey free round and happy finishing of a golfing week. Enjoyed the challenge. Thanks to all of you for inspiring me with prayers and wishes. Thanks to my team. Hoping for the continuation in India.” stated Sidddikur through facebook on Monday after arriving in Bengalore to take part in the TAKE Solutions Masters which will be held in Bengalore Golf Course on August 3 to August 6.
Siddikur had one of his finest days in the fourth round of the European Open as carded a brilliant bogey-free four-under-par 68 with four birdies. He scored a total 11-under-par 277 which was only two shot behind the leaders.
“It was a really great day. I could never have expected this day. I was very fortunate,” said Siddikur after finishing third. “My hitting was good, especially my putting was really, really good all four days. I’m really happy with today’s round.”
The 32-year-old ace golfer continued, “I knew I couldn’t get there in two, so I had to take three. I told myself, ‘no problem, let’s go for three’ but unfortunately the second shot went a little left and into the hazard,”
Siddikur, who earned two top-ten finish this season including runner-up ending in the Bangladesh Open, added, “Then I told myself again. There’s still a long way to go, one good shot, one good putt, no problem’. My fourth shot was really good. It was very crowded and I was really inspired by the clapping. The last par putt was memorable, I was thrilled to make that and it was very wonderful.”