Rashid Ismail – A never-say-die attitude driving him to come out tops in golf


Rashid Ismail is a Malaysian golfer who has been creating headlines for the Malaysian team in many tournaments. He was seen at the 2014 CIMB Classic where he finished with an overall score of 73.

The winning trend for Rashid

Before this, Rashid Ismail has won several regional titles that include the 2005 Malaysian PGA Championship, the 2002 Windsor Open in Thailand and others. He was part of the team with Danny Chia who qualified for the Argentina World Cup in 2000 which would remain as one of the highlights of his career. In 2003, Rashid played in the SapuraKencana National Qualifier which earned him a place in the CIMB Classic Tournament. In that game, he beat Shaaban Hussin with a one-shot advantage with a two-under-par 214.

Dramatic return with the title

It was unfortunate for Rashid who had suffered a swollen tendon below his right hip but he defied the odds to win the qualifier where he had to make adjustments to his swing so as not to aggravate the injury. In that game, he took home the prize money of RM22,000 to add to his other 2 titles in 2011 which he won in Malaysia.

Rashid was born in 1973 in the town of Kluang in the southern state of Johor. Despite playing in a sport that does not get much mainstream publicity, he has been very active in this sport where he has previously won the 2000 Bukit Darmo Gold Tournament in Indonesia, the 2000 Malaysia Volvo Masters as well as the second place in the 2001 PFP Classic in Malaysia.

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