Siddikur Rahman didn’t get the same start in life as most of the Olympic men’s field.
Graduated from the University of Guelph with a Masters degree in English after completing his BA at the University of Waterloo. Previously worked for Today’s Golfer and Golf Monthly magazines in the UK. Has written for every major British newspaper, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and The Observer. Has worked at Golfweek since 1994 covering the European Tour and British amateur golf. Has passed the R&A Rules exam. Has penned six books on golf, including a collection of short stories entitled Broken Fairways. Belongs to a unique golf club that plays 72 holes in one day every April, walking and carrying their clubs. A member of Woburn Golf Club where he mostly plays with his dog Izzy. Oh, and Tait would rather walk than ride in a cart any day.
Stories by Alistair Tait
Heartbreak highlights final round for Americans in Rio as Gerina Piller, Stacy Lewis miss out on medals
Americans Gerina Piller and Stacy Lewis came up short in their bids for medals at the Olympics in Rio.
Gerina Piller shoots a sensational 3-under 68 to renew American dreams of a medal, perhaps even gold.
World No. 1 Lydia Ko showed up strong Saturday in Rio, acing a par 3 and posting a 6-under round to move within two of the lead.
Brazil's Victoria Lovelady becomes the first golfer in the Rio Olympics to receive a one-shot penalty for slow play.
Stacy Lewis posted an 8-under 63 in the second round of the Olympics in Rio.
Eighteen-year-old Aditi Ashok is in medal contention after 36 holes in the Rio Olympics.
Lexi Thompson's 3-under 68 is three shots back of Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn after the first round in the Rio Olympics.
Inbee Park is one-shot off the lead at Olympics after a first-round 66 to trail Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn.
The success of the men's golf portion of the Olympics means the women don't have to fret, but they are still putting everything they have into this week.
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