09 May 2018
Kumar Seeks Revival At The Ab Bank Bangladesh Open
Dhaka, May 8: India’s Chiragh Kumar will be looking to recover from his dip in form with a strong showing at the US$300,000 AB Bank Bangladesh Open which starts on Wednesday.
Kumar, a one-time Asian Tour winner, battled against a wrist injury at the start of the season but believes he can reproduce the magic when he returns to the Kurmitola Golf Club for the event where he came in tied-fourth last year.
The 34-year-old Kumar, who has not make a single cut in five starts this season, found out he had developed a cyst in his right wrist earlier this year but reckoned he is well on the road to recovery after seeking help from physiotherapists.
Talented Thai duo Danthai Boonma and Poom Saksansin will also looking to pick up their first win this season at the AB Bank Bangladesh Open, which is celebrating its fourth consecutive edition on the region’s premier Tour this week.
Coming off the back of a career-first top-10 finish on the Asian Tour, American John Catlin hopes to ride on his fine form for another standout performance at the Kurmitola Golf Club, where he capped a tied-eighth place finish on the Asian Development Tour two weeks ago.
Siddikur Rahman, who emerged as the best local performer after finishing second last year, will spearhead a strong local contingent which consists of 43 professionals and six amateurs. They will take aim at keeping the trophy on home soil for the first time since the event was inaugurated in 2015.