Gibson secures first senior tour title

Mon 07 Jul 2014

Gibson secures first senior tour title

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July 7: Former Asian Tour winner Rick Gibson completed a remarkable wire-to-wire victory at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open before dedicating the maiden European Senior Tour triumph to his late mother.
The Canadian took a four shot lead over Ross Drummond into the final round and looked utterly unflustered, carding six straight pars before making his first birdie of the day at the seventh hole.
Gibson then set about adding to his lead with further gains at the eighth, 11th, 13th, 14th and 16th holes, eventually carding a four under par 66 for a 195 total and a six shot victory from his nearest challenger, Denis O’Sullivan.
“It hasn’t all sunk in yet,” said Gibson. “It’s kind of surreal, I just tried not to think about winning until I hit the green on the 18th, and then I started to relax and take it in. I didn’t want to do anything silly.
“This is actually the first week that I can think of when I didn’t get angry at all. I didn’t play my best golf all the time, but stayed totally calm and in control of my emotions, which was key.
“It’s just a shame my mum wasn’t here to see it, as we sadly lost in March. She was my number one supporter and would have loved to have seen this, but I’m sure she was watching down on me from somewhere.”