New Saudi professional golfer, Faisal Salhab, made history in Muscat last weekend as he officially made the cut at the International Series Oman. It was just his second tournament since turning professional at this month’s PIF Saudi International.
Salhab posted four consistent rounds of 77, 73, 78 and 72 to finish 12-over T-59 in windy conditions at Al Mouj Golf. With prize money now at stake, Salhab managed to tame the stunning scenic coastline course of Al Mouj Golf, ensuring that the new pro wouldn’t leave empty handed. Despite a tricky third round, Al Mouj Golf was the perfect playground for some excellent golf from Salhab on the final day, during which he scored a level-par 72 and he picked up his first cheque for $4,400.
“It is an amazing feeling to make the cut here in Oman, especially on a tricky links course and in light of the great competition and the high-level of golfers on show from the Asian Tour, which makes this achievement even more special for me,” Salhab said
Noah Alireza, CEO of Golf Saudi, said: “We have seen a remarkable performance over four days from Faisal Salhab in Oman. At Golf Saudi, we are delighted that Faisal managed to make the cut so early in his professional career. This confirms the great progress he made as an amateur in the Saudi National Team in recent years and we expect him to achieve great things in future in a professional capacity.
“Alongside fellow compatriot professionals, Othman Almulla and Saud Alsharif, Salhab continues to be supported by both the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi, serving as a role model for those across Saudi Arabia who want to get into golf.”
After an incredibly successful amateur career, which saw Salhab win two events during 2021 in the MENA region, including the PIF Saudi Open, he took the decision to make the jump to the pro game alongside countryman Alsharif earlier this month at Royal Greens. Going forward, Salhab will enjoy a full schedule of events on the Asian Tour, competing in the International Series Qatar this week, before venturing further east to the International Series in Thailand.