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Mardan banking on experience to lift his local game

The devout Muslim also hopes for divine intervention in tricky situations at the SMBC Singapore Open

For Mardan, it has been 35 years in the sport, punctuated with more highs than lows. He's amassed some S$3.1 million in pro-career earnings so far.


AT 5am on a misty morning in Dubai 12 years ago, chairs and a table lamp went toppling onto the carpeted floor in my hotel room.

I awoke with a start, thinking it was a burglary, but when I switched on the light, I saw a forlorn figure staring in submission at me.


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