Gillis' journey

Tom Gillis’ third-place finish at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational capped off an impressive stretch of golf from the 41-year-old, who epitomizes the term “journeyman.”

In his past four events, Gillis has a first (at the Nationwide Tour Players Cup), second and tied for third, with a T-31 thrown in the middle. He’s earned just less than $250,000 in that span, moving him to second on the tour’s money list with $270,796.

In the past 52 weeks, Gillis has made the cut in all 11 of his Nationwide Tour starts, finishing in the top 25 nine times and placing no worse than T-36.

Gillis has played in 26 countries during his pro career, including the European Tour from 1998-2002. He also won the 1994 Jamaican Open.

He started this season with partially exempt status on the Nationwide Tour after tying for 107th at the Q-School finals.

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