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Rhein Gibson wins first event and second PGA Tour card

Gibson records an important milestone (Photo: Henry Peters)
Australian golfer, Rhein Gibson, has recorded almost countless placings in his career as a professional golfer but until today he had not enjoyed the thrill of success on a recognised tour.

Today, however, all of that changed with a three-shot win at the Web.Com Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am in South Carolina, the 33 year old Victorian born but Lismore raised before a collegiate career in the US, producing a brilliant third round of 63 in the weather reduced event to win by three over American Michael Miller.

Gibson who had finished 4th at his last start has now all but guaranteed himself a return to the PGA Tour which he played in 2016 before being relegated back to the Web.Com Tour.

He has improved his standing to 7th on the 2019 Web.Com points table, the leading 25 at season’s end earning the right to play at the higher level in 2020.

Gibson has six top-three finishes to his name on the Web.Com Tour prior to this week in addition to a 4th place finish at the Australian Open but the all-important breakthrough win has eluded the US based golfer until now.

When asked how he will handle the PGA Tour the second time around when he gets there next season Gibson responded;

“I think I am a better and more rounded player now. I didn’t get many opportunities back then but am really looking forward to getting back there now.

“I know what to expect when I get back there and ready for round two.”

New South Welshman, Brett Drewitt, who qualified for the US Open last Monday, was the only other Australian to make the cut in the event when he finished 52nd.

 

 

   

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