Amateur golfer Rayhan Thomas has equalled the world record for consecutive birdies by holing nine in a row. The young Indian surprised playing partner Darren Clarke at the Dubai Creek Open yesterday, with an incredible performance over the second-round of the tournament.
It’s unlikely that the average golf fan has ever heard of 17-year-old Rayhan Thomas, but that could all change over the next few months. Thomas has been turning heads for years in his home country of India, and is the current defending champion at the Dubai Creek Open.
Thomas’ heroics began at the second hole, and the youngster showed no signs of slowing down, until a par at the tenth ended his world record run. He finished the day with a score of 61.
Thomas now shares the birdie world record with American golfer Mark Calcavecchia, who achieved the same feat at the RBC Canadian Open in 2009.
Darren Clarke said of Thomas: “Rayhan is a huge talent, obviously,”
“He played beautifully, hit the ball very close and putted nicely. The way he was playing, this is the worse he could have shot. He was very calm and composed and read the greens very well, which I couldn’t!”
Keep an eye on this guy.