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Tommy Gainey

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 8/13/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190

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South Carolina native Tommy Gainey heads back home for his eighth appearance at this week's RBC Heritage.
Two Gloves is making just his fourth start of the season, finishing T65-MC-MC in three starts during the fall schedule. In the field on a sponsor's invite this week, Gainey will look to use his local knowledge to his advantage. Last year he found himself in contention here before carding a quad-bogey 8 in round 2 and suffering a back injury which forced him to WD despite still being inside the cut line at the time. Overall, he is 5-for-7 at Harbour Town Golf Links, including a solo third in 2011. Gamers looking for a home run this week in deeper formats could give the Central Carolina Tech product a look but they should also be well aware of the golden sombrero risk that comes with that. Tue, Apr 11, 2017 09:13:00 AM

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Tommy Gainey went from contention to the sidelines as he withdrew from the RBC Heritage after his 29th hole of the week, citing a lower back injury. UPDATE: Gainey returned from a 28-week absence on Oct. 27th and posted a T65 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms Championship on a sponsor exemption.

Two Gloves signed a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in his opening round. He traded three birdies with just one bogey on the front nine today, climbing to 4-under on the week. It all came crashing down at the par-4 11th hole when he rinsed his tee ball, found a greenside bunker, and swallowed a quad bogey 8. That shot him back to even-par for the week, still inside the cut line. However, Gainey felt something in his lower back at that point and they allowed the group behind them to play through while he tried to get it worked on. There was no quick fix for Gainey and he ended up calling it quits for the week.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Tommy Gainey took home the hardware at the 2012 running of The RSM Classic and returns for another shot at contending.

Two Gloves signed for a quartet of red numbers on his way to victory in 2012. Most impressive was the finale where he carded a 10-under 60 to overtake David Toms by one stroke. The former RSM winner returned to miss the cut the following year and settled for a T32 last year. Gamers should prioritize form over course history in the case of evaluating Gainey this week.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 08:50:00 AM

Tommy Gainey opened the Hotel Fitness Championship with a 6-under-par 32-34=66 and shared the overnight lead with Emiliano Grillo.

This is the lid-lifter of the Tour Finals, but Gainey extended the form that yielded a solo third in Portland two weeks ago. That finish propelled him to 35th on the money list on the secondary circuit. (He finished 215th in FedExCup points, electing to focus on the Tour as the means to return to the PGA TOUR with fully exempt status.) Today at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the 41-year-old hit 16 greens in regulation and buried an eagle (at the par-5 15th hole) and six birdies to cover a pair of bogey-4s. The top 25 in Finals' earnings will collect 2015-16 PGA TOUR cards.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 07:58:00 PM

Tommy Gainey has been added to the published field of this week's John Deere Classic. UPDATE: He's since officially passed on a spot in the field in favor of the Albertsons Boise Open on the Tour.

He was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Sean O'Hair withdrew. Gainey will be making his seventh start at TPC Deere Run where he's cashed three times, including a T12 in 2012. Saddled with Past Champion status, he's just 4-for-8 this season and still in pursuit of his first top 30. However, he's 49th on the Tour money list, so he can all but plan on competing in the Tour Finals to regain fully exempt status in the big leagues.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Tommy Gainey two-gloved his way to a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

In the field on merit despite Past Champion status, the 39-year-old covered a lone bogey at the par-3 eighth hole with five birdies before coming to rest two swings in arrears of the clubhouse lead. Two of his birdies stretched just outside 10 feet, but his longest conversion of the day ran 14 feet for par at the par-4 fifth. He's 202nd in the FedExCup standings in what is his first season since 2010 that he wasn't fully exempt on the PGA TOUR, but the demotion hasn't been an issue. Gainey is also 40th on the Tour money list with three top 10s.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 02:17:00 PM

Tommy Gainey ripped The Lakes at Castle Hills for a bogey-free, 9-under-par 32-31=63 in today's opening round of the Greater Dallas Open on the Tour, finishing with sole possession of the overnight lead.

The first round of any inaugural event serves as a learning opportunity, but today's lid-lifter in Texas played out more like an open qualifier. Gainey striped 11 (of 14) fairways and missed only one green in regulation en route to nine birdies. He circled 4s on all four par 5s and will sleep on a one-shot margin over Ashley Hall and Mark Walker. The PGA TOUR winner entered the week ranked 48th on the Tour money list. His season includes a T30 at last week's Rex Hospital Open where he opted to play instead of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship where he would have snuck into the field on merit.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 08:25:00 PM

Tommy Gainey turns his attention to this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans and is slotted 213th in the FedExCup rankings.

Gainey is 4-for-4 at Zurich sandwiching a T32-T78/MDF in 2013, 2012, with two top 10s (T8 last year and T3 in 2011 NOLA debut). The 39-year-old is splitting time this season between the PGA TOUR and Tour having played five events on each. He's a combined 5-for-10 with one top 10 (T9 at Brasil Champions), where he slept on the 36-hole lead.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 06:27:00 PM

Tommy Gainey spun a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in the second round of the Brasil Champions and sleeps on the lead after 36 holes at 12-under 130.

For the second consecutive day, inclement weather in and around Sao Paulo Golf Club prevented a round to be completed. Gainey got his work done early, circling six birdies and an eagle to just one bogey. Not only is Gainey a PGA TOUR winner, he is also a two-time champion on the Tour. He's developed a reputation for getting hot in concentrated spurts, so it would not be a surprise if he carried this momentum with him the rest of this week.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 08:45:00 PM

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.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 08:07:00 PM

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