Unlike bowling , golf has no perfect game, but Rhein Gibson may have come as close as anyone ever will. The 26-year-old Aussie is a regular money winner on one of golf’s minor-league tours, but a round he shot with some fellow regulars at River Oaks Country Club in Oklahoma – US was truly big time: a 16-under-par 55 that included 12 birdies and two eagles.
It’s the best round of golf ever recorded on a regulation course, and it came just a week after Gibson shot a 60 that left him a little wistful. “You just don’t get that many chances to break 60,” he said at the time. Tell that to the playing partner who broke par by two strokes — and still lost by 14.