Scott Gardiner looks to make more PGA Tour history at Sony Open

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Scott Gardiner is the first indigenous Australian aboriginal golfer to ever play on the PGA Tour. Gardiner a 36-year-old New South Welshman, finally earned his way onto the PGA Tour by finishing 15th on the 2012 Web.com Tour money list. Gardiner, who resides in Farmington, Arkansas, racked up 13 top-25 finishes on the Web.com Tour in 2012. Among those finishes, Gardiner had six top-10s, including two runner-up finishes. Gardiner turned pro in 2000, and has played in 193 career Web.com Tour events, making 119 cuts. Gardiner has made $1 million in career earnings in his 13-year career and has one win which came at the 2010 Chattanooga Classic. If Gardiner can come from behind to win the Sony Open, he will become the first player since Jim Benepe (1988) to win in their first career PGA Tour start. Gardiner will tee of Sunday 12:20 in the second-to-last group, alongside Charles Howell III and fellow Aussie Matt Jones.