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Tommy Gainey |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 8/13/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: Central Carolina Tech

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Tommy Gainey's number was called for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week.
It's tough for players with only Past Champion status to earn a spot in a PGA TOUR field on merit these days, but this tournament is the rare exception. He's missed five of his six cuts here, so gamers should not be on high alert to consider him as a valid play. Gainey enters this week fresh off a T31 in the Colombia Championship on the Tour a week after missing the cut in the Panama Claro Championship. Feb 9 - 8:07 PM

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Tommy Gainey went 2-for-3 during the fall portion of the 2014-15 season and sits 151st in the FedExCup standings.

It's obviously very early, but the one-time PGA TOUR champ is already ahead of last season's pace during which he cashed in just 11 of 26 starts and landed 156th in FedExCup points. After flaming out in the Tour Finals, he's stuck on Past Champion status for this season. Not only is he one of the more likable touring pros, but Gainey has remained busy throughout his career, so collecting sponsor exemptions should be easier than many of his peers. It's not unprecedented for guys in his category to qualify for the Playoffs, but playing time has never been more important. At some point, the Tour may come a-tugging, so if you invest in the long-term, don't let the slack out on his leash.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:05:00 AM

Tommy Gainey posted a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his final round of The McGladrey Classic.

The 2012 champ and course-record holder didn't miss a green in regulation at Seaside today. He converted five times for birdie, including a pair from 11-16 feet, but he failed to go bogey-free. Gainey penciled in a 5 at the par-4 14th where he three-putt from 30 feet. Nevertheless, it's an encouraging week overall. He completed 72 holes in 6-under 274 and sat inside the top 30 on the leaderboard when he walked off. Now 2-for-2 on the season, he'll need to capitalize on all of his opportunities given the fact that he's playing this season on Past Champion status.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:13:00 PM

Tommy Gainey picked up the only win of his PGA TOUR career in The McGladrey Classic in 2012 and has returned to play the Seaside Course this week.

Two Gloves finished 156th in the 2013-14 FedExCup standings, meaning he is playing this season with only Past Champion status. He will be heavily reliant on sponsor exemptions for tee times, so it is imperative that he make the most of any and every opportunity. He got into the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas last week and tied for 72nd.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Tommy Gainey spun an 8-under-par 31-31=62 in his second round of the Tour Championship, establishing the course record at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.

Gainey split 12 (of 14) fairways and missed only one green in regulation en route to nine birdies and one bogey, that a 5 at the 15th hole. He birdied both par 3s on the back half of the track -- his front side today -- and both par 5s on the course. The likable native from South Carolina exhausted his PGA TOUR status earned when he won The McGladrey Classic in 2012. He finished the 2013-14 season ranked 156th in FedExCup points and 147th on the money list, and then opened the Tour Finals 0-for-3. So, even though he signed his card today sitting just inside the top 10 on the leaderboard, Gainey will need to keep the pedal down on the weekend to secure his return to the PGA TOUR.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Tommy Gainey continues his quest for full 2014-15 PGA TOUR status at the Chiquita Classic this week.

Gainey was the winner of the inaugural edition back in 2010, but that was at TPC River's Bend. This week's venue is River Run CC in Davidson, NC. Considering he is a native of South Carolina, this is nearly a home game. Gainey will need to get moving after pulling out of the Hotel Fitness Championship last week following a first-round 80. He will have Past Champion status to fall back on next season, but that doesn't offer many start on the PGA TOUR these days.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Tommy Gainey turned in a 4-under-par 34-32=66 for his opening round of the Wyndham Championship, finishing three strokes off the overnight lead.

As he plays the regular-season finale, Gainey is 151st in the FedExCup standings. All that secures is a berth in the Tour Finals, so he has nothing to lose and everything to gain at Sedgefield. He offset two bogeys with six birdies, including rolls from 11'5" and 14'10" at the fourth and eighth holes, respectively. But his most notable birdie came courtesy of a hole-out from the rough 12 yards away at the par-4 14th.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Tommy Gainey turned in a 4-under-par 35-33=68 worth 10 points in his second round of the Barracuda Championship.

Gainey's done well to mount the scoring opportunities in Reno. After Thursday's 15 greens in regulation, he totaled 13 today. He didn't go bogey-free like the opener, but he gathered six birdies to offset two bogeys. With 21 points at the midpoint, he's only five back of Nick Watney's 36-hole lead.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 09:32:00 PM

Tommy Gainey put an 11-spot on the board in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship, finishing five points off the clubhouse lead.

Like many in the field of 132, Gainey needs a big week to avoid a trip to the Tour Finals. Step one of mission accomplished is complete. He shot bogey-free, 5-under-par 35-32=67 with three birdies before a walk-off eagle at the par-5 18th. The likable Palmetto State native hit 15 greens in regulation.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Tommy Gainey makes his way back to The Old White TPC for his fourth start at The Greenbrier Classic.

After a horrendous start to the season, Gainey is trending in the right direction, with cuts made in five of his last seven starts, including two finishes inside the top 20. His last two starts have yielded five rounds in the 60s, and just one round over 70. Gainey is 3-for-3 at Greenbrier, but none falling inside the top 40. Overall, there are a lot of arrows pointing up for Gainey.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Tommy Gainey will tee it up in his fifth FedEx St. Jude Classic later this week.

He's made just one of his first four cuts at TPC Southwind, going for a T49 in 2012. Only one of his 10 rounds has been below par. He showed signs of life with a T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but missed his subsequent two starts as a precursor to this week's tournament. Anything other than a weekend tee time would be a minor surprise.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Tommy Gainey managed a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to finish inside the top 10 at 13-under 275.

The big news for Gainey is that this is his first top-10 finish since the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and first in a full-field event since his breakthrough win at The McGladrey Classic in 2012. His round featured three birdies to just two bogeys, highlighted by a 21'10" birdie at the par-3 17th. He followed that up with a two-putt birdie on 18. The irons were the key to his week, landing 56 GIR.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Tommy Gainey finds himself in unfamiliar territory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after a third-round 5-under-par 33-34=67.

Gainey is currently inside the top 10. The last time he ended a tournament in that position was when he tied for sixth at the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions in a limited-field event with no cut and just 30 players. Today's lap around TPC Louisiana featured six birdies to just one bogey, with a 12'11" birdie on the par-4 first and a 14'7" effort on the par-4 fifth serving as the highlights. He landed 16 GIR for the second consecutive round. He enters the finale at 12-under 204.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Tommy Gainey closed out the week with a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the RBC Heritage.

Gainey is the first to post a number of 5-over 221 and will enjoy the clubhouse lead for about 20 minutes, but he will surely get passed by many golfers throughout the day. He had a wild ride around Harbour Town Golf Links today, offsetting three bogeys with six birdies. He never could get the flatstick rolling, though, as his longest conversion came from just 8'6" on the par-4 11th hole.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Tommy Gainey signed for a 1-under-par 36-35=71 following his opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

He's not quite resonating in fantasy circles this season, but it's nonetheless an impressive effort after reinjuring his elbow in San Antonio last Friday when he withdrew from the Valero on his 27th hole. He hit 14 greens today and offset three bogeys with four birdies, the longest of which just 13'11" at the sixth hole. He concluded the round with a strokes gained-putting split of 2.076.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 09:05:00 PM