A new winner

Rhys Davies has won on the European Tour. Even though it might seem like it took the 2005 and 2007 Walker Cup player a little while to accomplish, this is actually a fantastic achievement. It is interesting to have a closer look at Rhys way to become a European Tour Champion. The European Tour biography pages give really good insights on what players have been up to for those of us that are interested.

Rhys won the Boys Amateur Championship in 2003 after which he pursued a scholarship at Tennessee State University. At college he won no less than 10 times and his scoring average in 2005/06 was the lowest of all players in college. Overall in college he scored under par 89 times out of the 149 rounds he played and had another 20 top three finishes, to add to his victories. A pretty impressive resume!

As Rhys turned to the professional game in 2007 it was not until a sponsor’s invitation gained him entry to the Challenge Tour event on home soil that things really started to happen. He won this event and another one in Spain en route to a fourth place finish in the overall Challenge Tour standings. This, thank you very much, gave Rhys the European Tour Card for 2010!

We are now in March and after a bit of a rocky start Rhys has posted a 6th in Abu Dhabi and a 3rd in Malaysia on his way to winning in Morocco. This does make you wonder where he had been without that exemption into the SWALEC Wales Challenge in 2009!

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1 Response to “A new winner”


  1. 1 Stuart March 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Amen to that!!

    All the more reason for England to have a challenge Tour event supported by the National Union so that opportunities like this can be given to English players!


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