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Rhein Gibson starts hot but slips back in USPGA event

Nov 26, 2019

It was a very quiet week for men’s golf with just the main PGA Tour teeing up in Georgia. The RSM Classic was won by Tyler Duncan of the US, his first PGA Tour title captured on the second playoff hole against Webb Simpson. Duncan made a 12 footer for birdie after a great approach in windy conditions from around 160m.
Many big names had a quiet week, preparing for the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in a fortnight. Most of the US Team will tee off in Tiger’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas prior to the Cup, meanwhile many Internationals will head down under early and play in the Australian Open in NSW as a warm up to the prestigious team event.
Australian PGA Tour rookie Rhein Gibson had a cracking second round 64 at the RSM Classic and after 36 holes he sat in T2. However he slipped back through the field to finish T43 and he was the best placed Aussie for the week.
Matt Jones finished on -1 (T72), meanwhile Aaron Baddeley, Cameron Davis and Cameron Percy all missed the Cut.
In Naples, Florida the LPGA Tour contested the CME Group Tour Championship and Sei Young Kim took out the title (-18) by one shot from Charley Hull.
Su Oh was the best placed Aussie in T6, earning a handy US$120k for her week’s work. Compatriot Katherine Kirk recorded a Top 20 finish (T18), while better known Aussies Minjee Lee (55) and Hannah Green (T56) finished well back in the field.

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of November 18, 2019

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour
The RSM Classic
Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course, Plantation Course), Sea Island, Georgia
Purse: $6,600,000 ($1,188,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Presidents Cup
Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia         

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Aaron Baddeley

CUT (-2)

--

130

Missed the cut at The RSM Classic for the third time in his seventh start. Best finish is a T40 in 2013.

Cameron Davis

CUT (+6)

--

177

Failed to advance to the weekend in his tournament debut. Ended the calendar year with four consecutive missed cuts in six starts during the 2019-20 season. 

Jason Day

DNP

--

139

 

Rhein Gibson

T43

$22,147

154

After sitting T2 through 36 holes with a second-round 64, struggled with rounds of 74-71 on the weekend to finish T43.

Matt Jones

T72 (-1)

$13,332

55

Made his sixth appearance at The RSM Classic. Best result is a T51 in 2012.

Marc Leishman

DNP

--

44

 

Rod Pampling

DNP

--

195

 

Cameron Percy

CUT (-3)

--

54

 

Adam Scott

DNP

--

60

 

John Senden

DNP

--

225

 

Cameron Smith

DNP

--

38