Major pairing for Siddikur

Tue 22 Oct 2013

Major pairing for Siddikur

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Kuala Lumpur, October 22: Siddikur of Bangladesh will enjoy the company of Major champions Bubba Watson and Keegan Bradley in the opening two rounds of the CIMB Classic which starts on Thursday.
Siddikur, the first Bangladeshi to play and win on the Asian Tour, will test his game against Watson, the 2012 Masters champion and Bradley, the 2011 PGA Tour Championship winner, at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand will tee-up against multiple Major winner Phil Mickelson of the United States and title holder Nick Watney at the US$7 million event which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA TOUR.
An in-form Scott Hend will renew his friendly rivalry with Ernie Els of South Africa as the Australian defeated the four-time Major champion in Macau on Sunday. Jimmy Walker will also feature in the group.
Meanwhile India’s rising star Gaganjeet Bhullar, a four-time Asian Tour winner, will have Sergio Garcia of Spain and the flamboyant Rickie Fowler for company.
Korea’s exciting talent Baek Seuk-hyun is paired with Japan’s star Hideki Matsuyama and 2011 CIMB Classic winner Bo Van Pelt.
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