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GIBSON Rick

Rick GIBSON

CAN

Biography

ResidenceManila, Philippines
AttachmentCedar Hill GC
Date of Birth:27/10/1961
Place of BirthCalagary, Canada
Height & Weight5ft 9in 11st 0lbs (173cm 70kg)
FamilyWife: Josephine; Children: KC, Karl
InterestsFitness, reading
Turned Pro1984
Qualifying School2011*

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Biography

Played most of his career in Asia, before joining the Senior Tour in 2012 after gaining the fifth unconditional card at Qualifying School. Picked up his maiden win at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open in Switzerland, before finishing in a tie for third at The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, where he partnered eventual winner, Bernhard Langer, in the last group out on the final day. Born and raised in Canada, he attended Brigham Young University, where he was an All American in 1984. Married to Filipino actress Josephine Garcia, whom he met at the 1987 Philippine Open. After early success in Canada he moved to Asia and won the 1991 Malaysian Open and Order of Merit on the old Asian circuit. Also won twice in Japan in the 1990s. Claimed the Philippine Open in March 2002, which felt like a home victory as he lived in Manila for more than 20 years. Was one of the founding directors of the Asian Tour when it was inaugurated as a new organisation in 2004. Won the Alfred Dunhill Cup for Canada at St Andrews in 1994 with Dave Barr and Ray Stewart and represented his country six times in the World Cup. Is also coach to rising star Miguel Tabuena.

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Senior Tour Wins1
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR1568
3
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 36,228 (2003)

Teams

Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1994 (winners), 95, 96 World Cup 1990, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

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