Australian Rhein Gibson is back on the PGA Tour for the 2019/2020 season and although yet to record a top 30 in his six events since regaining his PGA Tour card via the Korn Ferry Tour, he has begun the RSM Classic in Sea Island in Georgia in a manner that suggests he might do considerably better than that.

Gibson finds himself in a share of 2nd place and just two shots from leader, Tyler Duncan, at the halfway mark of the US$6.6 million event after a second round of 64 followed his opening 66 on Thursday.

Gibson, born in Bendigo but raised in Lismore, has returned to the PGA Tour after first playing there in 2016. He played very well on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019 and earned the right to play the PGA Tour again.

New Zealand’s Tim Wilkinson is another to have regained PGA Tour status this season and is in 18th place at 8 under and six from the lead while the only other Australian to make the cut, Matt Jones, is 34th.