Australian Golfer Makes Albatross at Barracuda Championship

July 4, 2016
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You’ve probably never heard of Rhein Gibson before, but the Australian golfer made some noise Sunday at the Barracuda Championship that got our attention.

The 30-year-old, who is currently playing on the PGA Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia, recorded a two on the par-5, 616-yard 18th on Sunday. For those of you keeping score, that’s an albatross. And while most events would reward a player with three less strokes for that score, the Stableford system granted Gibson five big points to have him finish T25, grabbing him a $100,000 share of the purse.

Gibson’s 370-yard tee shot landed neatly in the right fairway, and his 176-yard approach to the hole found the bottom of the cup.

Gibson is 407th in the official golf world ranking, but tonight, he likely feels on top of the world. Check out the video of the albatross below.