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Lismore golfer paired with Tiger Woods at British Open

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LISMORE golfer Rhein Gibson played alongside one of the greats when he was paired with Tiger Woods in the British Open.

He was paired with Woods for the round on Saturday after he sunk a 4.5m putt on the 18th green to make the cut on Friday.

Woods has had 14 major championship wins in his career and is still one of the most recognisable names in the sport.

After the third round there was only one stroke between them with Woods three over par and Gibson four over.

BIG STAGE: Rhein Gibson during a trip home. The former Lismore golfer is playing in his first major championship, the British Open at Royal Liverpool.
BIG STAGE: Rhein Gibson during a trip home. The former Lismore golfer is playing in his first major championship, the British Open at Royal Liverpool. FILE

Gibson is playing in the British Open for the first time with Lismore Workers Golf Club professional Peter Jaeger flying over to caddy.

The 28-year-old grew up in Lismore but is now based in Oklahoma City in the United States.

He has been posting an online blog since the opening day of the tournament.

"There were definitely some butterflies teeing offin my first major, that's for sure," Gibson said.

"I got the first tee shot airborne, which was my one and only goal.

"The putter was my saviour; I made some great putts which has kept me in the tournament."

He qualified for the British Open with fourth place in the Australian Open last year.

Gibson grabbed worldwide headlines in 2012 after shooting a 55 - the lowest score recorded an 18 holes - at the River Oakes Golf Club in Oklahoma.

Guinness World Records confirmed the total as the lowest score shot on a regulation 18-hole golf course.

It will be 10 years in September since Gibson left Lismore to pursue his dream of becoming a professional golfer.

Topics:  golf rhein gibson tiger woods



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