Mohammad Siddikur Rahman (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ সিদ্দিকুর রহমান; born 20 November 1984) is a Bangladeshi professional golfer who plays on the Asian Tour.

Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Siddikur Rahman
NicknameTiger of Dhaka[1]
Born (1984-11-20) 20 November 1984 (age 39)
Bangladesh
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight152 lb (69 kg; 10.9 st)
Sporting nationality Bangladesh
ResidenceDhaka, Bangladesh
Career
Turned professional2005
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Professional Golf Tour of India
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour2
Other9

As an amateur, Siddikur won twelve events in Asia, winning five times in Bangladesh, two in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal and one in India. Siddikur turned professional in 2005 and joined the Professional Golf Tour of India in 2006. He picked up his first win on tour in 2008 at the PGTI Players Championship at Poona Golf Club and he picked up his second victory two months later at the HUDA-GTPL – Unitech Haryana Open. Siddikur won his third event in 2009 at The Global Green Bangalore Open and his fourth event in 2010 at the American Express Bangladesh Open.

Siddikur joined the Asian Tour in 2009 after finishing in the top 40 at qualifying school. He finished 84th on the Order of Merit for the 2009 season. Siddikur became the first Bangladeshi golfer to win an Asian Tour event at the Brunei Open in August 2010.[2] Siddikur went to a playoff with South African Jbe' Kruger and defeated him on the first extra hole. Kruger missed a 10-foot par putt to extend the playoff.

On 10 July 2016, Siddikur became the first Bangladeshi ever to qualify for the Olympic Games after finishing 56th in the final eligibility list for the Rio 2016 Games; all previous Olympians from Bangladesh had been wild-card selections.[3] He finished the tournament in 58th place.

He was awarded the Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association Sports Person of the Year in 2013.[4]

Professional wins (11) edit

Asian Tour wins (2) edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 1 Aug 2010 Brunei Open −16 (64-67-70-67=268) Playoff   Jbe' Kruger
2 10 Nov 2013 Hero Indian Open −14 (66-66-67-75=274) 1 stroke   Shiv Chawrasia,   Anirban Lahiri

Asian Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Brunei Open   Jbe' Kruger Won with par on first extra hole
2 2010 Mercuries Taiwan Masters   Pariya Junhasavasdikul Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2014 SAIL-SBI Open   Rashid Khan Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Asian Development Tour wins (2) edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 6 Feb 2011 Grameenphone Bangladesh Masters −19 (66-65-69-69=269) 12 strokes   Milon Ahmed
2 27 Jan 2018 City Bank American Express Dhaka Open1 −14 (68-66-70-70=274) 4 strokes   Malcolm Kokocinski

1Co-sanctioned by the Professional Golf Tour of India

Professional Golf Tour of India wins (7) edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 5 Sep 2008 PGTI Players Championship (Poona) −11 (66-69-67=202) 4 strokes   Yusuf Ali,   Gaganjeet Bhullar,
  Chinnaswamy Muniyappa
2 29 Nov 2008 HUDA-GTPL – Unitech Haryana Open −5 (73-70-69-71=283) 1 stroke   Vikrant Chopra,   Rahul Ganapathy,
  Chinnaswamy Muniyappa,   Ajeetesh Sandhu
3 5 Sep 2009 Global Green Bangalore Open −8 (71-69-69-71=280) 1 stroke   Ranjit Singh
4 28 Jan 2010 American Express Bangladesh Open −16 (72-66-65-69=272) 7 strokes   Sujjan Singh
5 2 Apr 2016 BTI Open −15 (66-70-66-71=273) Playoff   Sajib Ali
6 1 Apr 2017 City Bank American Express Chittagong Open −16 (69-66-67-70=272) 6 strokes   Sanjeev Kumar
7 27 Jan 2018 City Bank American Express Dhaka Open1 −14 (68-66-70-70=274) 4 strokes   Malcolm Kokocinski

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour

ASEAN PGA Tour wins (1) edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Jul 2011 Negeri Sembilan Masters Invitational −17 (69-68-69-65=271) 4 strokes   Danny Chia

Results in World Golf Championships edit

Tournament 2011 2012
Match Play
Championship
Invitational
Champions T49 76
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearances edit

Professional

References edit

  1. ^ "Tiger of Dhaka vs Golfer of Bangla". Ei Samay Sangbadpatra (in Bengali). 10 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Siddikur Secures Historic Win". Asian Tour. 1 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Siddikur Bangladesh's first ever Olympics qualifier". The Daily Star. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "46 athletes honored at BSJA Awards Night". The Daily Star. 12 February 2023. Retrieved 13 March 2023.

External links edit

Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for   Bangladesh
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by