Aussie golfer shoots record-low 55 round
GOLF: UNKNOWN Australian professional golfer Rhein Gibson, 26, has provisionally set a new world record for the lowest round in golf, shooting an incredible 16-under-par 55 at the River Oaks Golf Club in Oklahoma, USA.
Friday 25 May 2012, 05:06PM
Only Homero Blancas, a PGA Tour player from the 1960s, has ever recorded a 55 before, but on a par-70 course of just 5,000 yards.
This score was originally in the Guinness Book of World Records but taken out after harder qualifying rules were set.
Gibson’s round falls into the record parameters and, once cleared, will be a new world mark.
Starting on the back nine of the 6,698-yard par-71 course, Gibson started with a routine par before notching up two eagles and a birdie in his next three holes.
He then continued his birdie blitz with five straight to close out a mind-boggling nine holes in 26 shots, 10 under par.
Gibson then managed pars on the first two holes of the back nine, but then birdied six of the last seven to post an incredible 55.
“I just kind of got hot I guess and every putt I hit went in, that’s the best I can explain it to be honest,” Gibson said.