Rhys was born in Truro, Cornwall in June 1988, to parents Steve and Tracy. He began playing golf at Truro aged 11 and by 16 had reached +2 and already represented Cornwall at every level and Wales under 16s.
Rhys went on to represent GBnI boys and Wales at every level including the World amateur team championship in 2008, and enjoyed an illustrious career at East Tennessee State university where he graduated in 2011 with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.
As an amateur, Rhys was the runner up in the 2011 Welsh Amateur and the 2011 St Andrews Links Championships and he had a 100% record in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in 2012. He turned professional in June 2012 off a plus 5 handicap and immediately won on the Jamega Tour in his first event.
He finished 8th in his first CT event the 2013 Gujarat Kensville Challenge on the European Challenge Tour and 9th in the 2014 Dimension Data Pro-Am soon after. This lead to Rhys joining the Sunshine Tour where he has since added multiple Top 10s and a win more recently at the Capetown Open Feb 2018 to give him full playing rights for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.
Rhys has racked up 10 Top 10s on the Challenge Tour since his first in 2013 and has ended 2018 at 77 on the order of merit.
The highlight of Rhys' career to date was qualifying for and making the cut at Carnoustie in the 2018 Open Championship.
In 2018 Rhys will be playing on the European Challenge Tour trying to gain one of the 15 places available to become a full member of the European Tour in 2019.