Monday, February 14, 2011
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.