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Brian Gay

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 12/14/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165

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World No. 339 Brian Gay signed for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 after today's final round of the Valero Texas Open to conclude his 15th appearance on 7-under 281, up five spots to T6 with play winding down. UPDATE: With play completed, Gay finished T6 and collected 89 FedExCup points and $200,725, easily meeting the terms of his Major Medical Extension in earnings -- with three starts remaining -- but came up 28.807 shy in FEC points.
This is the 44-year-old's third top 10 at the VTO, first since a best of T4 in 2012. It's his second top 10 of the season in 11 starts and second straight, chasing a T6 last week at the RBC Heritage. After opening laps of 68-72-71, the Texas native began in solo 11th, three adrift of 54-hole leader Kevin Chappell but just one off the overnight top 10. He conjured six (of 14) fairways and seven greens in regulation, losing 1.197 strokes off-the-tee, but gained 1.518 strokes around-the-green and 2.017 on-the-greens. The former Florida Gator squared a lone bogey-5 at nine, offset by birdies at holes 2, 3 and 11, the latter a hole-out 3 from 36'9" away. Apr 23 - 5:43 PM

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World No. 339 Brian Gay rallied for a 1-under-par 38-33=71 on Day 3 of the Valero Texas Open to post 5-under 211, up 10 spots on the live leaderboard to T7, one shy of 54-hole clubhouse leader Ryan Palmer.

After opening in 68-72, the 44-year-old began T17 on 4-under, four adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.968 strokes tee-to-green. The Fort Worth, Texas, native squared four bogeys, three failed scrambles and 3-putting the par-3 third from 63'6". He circled just one birdie-4 on his first half, the par-5 second, turning in 2-over, but birdied four of his final six holes with back-to-backs at 13 and 14, and 17 and 18, highlighted by an 18-footer for birdie-2 at 13.
Apr 22 - 5:27 PM

Brian Gay slowed his pace but still managed an even-par 38-34=72 during the second round of the Valero Texas Open, stalking from off the pace on 4-under 140 after 36 holes.

With four starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension, Gay is looking good to fulfill the terms this week as he needs just $36,381 to do so. Today was a bit of a grind after breezing through the Oaks Course on day one. In round two, Gay circled four birdies, needing putts from outside 12 feet on three of those. That has been the biggest strength for Gay, as usual, currently gaining 5.321 strokes putting on the week. After missing the cut in last year's Valero, the 45-year-old is back on track here, looking to add to his TPC San Antonio resume that already includes a T4 finish (2012).
Apr 21 - 3:00 PM

Brian Gay rallied late in his round to record a 4-under-par 33-35=68 on day one of the Valero Texas Open, finding a spot inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Entering the week fresh off a T6 at the RBC Heritage, Gay was certainly trending upward. He opened on the back nine and traded two birdies with two bogeys over his opening 10 holes. From there, the fireworks popped with a four-hole birdie train starting at the par-5 second. The train featured 73'9" of converted putts, including a 33'6" bomb at the fifth. Gay walked off the course gaining 4.201 strokes putting over the field. This goes in the books as one of just five rounds of 68 or better from the afternoon wave (Cink/Alker 67; Duke/Molder 68).
Apr 20 - 7:18 PM

Past champ and World No. 511 Brian Gay birdied his final four holes en route to a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the RBC Heritage for a four-day total of 10-under 276, up nine places to T7 with play still in progress.

The 44-year-old won the 2009 edition by 10 shots, one of only three players to have won a tourney by 10 or more shots since 1991 (Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods x3). Overall, this was his 17th appearance and has not had a top-10 finish here since the win. The University of Florida product was making his 10th start of the season on a Major Medical Extension and inclusive of this week, had five starts remaining to earn $254,131 to retain status. He entered 6-for-9 with one top 25, a T13 at the Sony Open. Gay carded rounds of 68-70-69-67 and posted weekly totals of 21 birdies and 11 bogeys, six versus two in R4. He had one top 10 in 13 events in the injury-shortened season last year, a solo 6th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Apr 16 - 4:44 PM

World No. 511 Brian Gay makes final preparations for his 16th Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Since debuting with T33 in 2000, the 44-year-old has played every edition with the exception of 2015, missing the entire 2014-15 season due to injury. He's 9-for-15 with two top 25s, both doubling as top 10s in 2006 and 2007. The University of Florida product is playing this season on a Major Medical Extension (that dates to the injury), and has six events remaining to earn 209 FedExCup points of $254,131. He's 6-for-8 in 2016-17 with one top 25, a T13 five starts ago at the Sony Open, highlighted by a tied-season-low bogey-free 64 in R2. The Texas native checks in off a T60 two weeks ago at The Honda Classic (68-69-73-74).
Mar 8 - 4:01 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 757 Brian Gay fashioned a bogey-free 6-under-par 34-30=64 in today's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to reach 7-under 133, up 54 places to T20 with play still in progress.

The 44-year-old entered the week with three starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension to earn 279.200 FedExCup points or $402,903. This is his 17th appearance at the Sony and 60th career lap, and ties a personal best that he shot in the final round in 2011. The Texan also recorded his second 64 of the short season, closing the OHL Classic with a 7-under 64 (day's low round) en route to a season-best T28. These are his best scores since an opening 63 at the 2013 McGladrey Classic. He circled six birdies today, five on his first nine, on nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation.
Jan 13 - 9:35 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, past champ and World No. 820 Brian Gay spun a bogey-free 7-under-par 31-33=64 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to finish up his seventh appearance on 10-under 274, up 35 places to T28 and good for the low round of the day.

Playing this season on a Major Medical Extension, the 2008 OHL winner entered the week with 13 starts remaining to collect 305.700 FedExCup points or $448,453 to retain full-exempt status. He began the final round buried at T63 (70-69-71) and ripped off seven birdies on 12 (of 14) fairways and 17 greens in regulation. The 44-year-old, who arrived off a T68 last week in Vegas, records his best finish since solo 6th at the FedEx St. Jude back in June and his 64 is his best lap since an opening 63 at the 2013-14 McGladrey Classic in November of 2013.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Prior to his round one tee time, Brian Gay withdrew from the Safeway Open, giving first-alternate Mark Anderson a chance to take on Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course this week. UPDATE: Gay teed it up Nov. 3rd at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and finished T68.

With 14 starts remaining on a Major Medical, Gay will be picky with the events he tees it up in. He did not cite an injury at the time of the WD, but it's clear to see he doesn't have his best stuff after finishes of T50-MC-MC during the Tour Finals. Gamers will need to remain patient with Gay while he tries to play his way back into full PGA TOUR status. The safe play is to avoid Gay in all formats until he proves he is fully healthy and in form again.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Past champ Brian Gay enjoyed a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in today's final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to post 8-under 272, up six spots to solo sixth with play still in progress.

The 1,357th-ranked player in the world missed all of the 2014-15 season, ending a string of 16 consecutive appearances at TPC Southwind. He won his third (of four) TOUR titles here in 2009. The 44-year-old began the final round on 4-under (T12) after opening with 66 and twin 70s. He camouflaged a lone bogey-5 at the 13th with birdies at Nos. 1, 3, 6, 12 and 16, each from inside of 12 feet. Gay finished with a cumulative 1.571 putts per GIR, currently No. 1 in the field in that stat. His top 10 is his first of the season in 10 events and first since T4 at the 2013 McGladrey Classic.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Brian Gay pieced together an even-par 36-34=70 during the second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, remaining in the hunt at 4-under 136 through two days.

Gay really got the most out of a round that left him at a disadvantage off the tee. He's one of the shorter hitters on TOUR so splitting just seven (of 14) fairways is never going to be ideal. He lost 1.300 strokes to the field off the tee, today. That snowballed into just five greens in regulation but he managed those misses well, going 11-for-13 scrambling on the day. One of those was a 30'10" hole out from just off the green at the par-4 second hole. Gay should be pleased with his recovery ability today, but he'll need to tidy up his tee shots if he wants to stick around near the top as the week progresses.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 06:55:00 PM

Brian Gay galloped up the leaderboard with a 4-under-par 32-34=66 during the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The 2009 SJC champion split half of his fairways today and landed 11 greens in regulation. A big portion of his performance can be attributed to the flat stick, splashing home four putts from outside 13 feet. The longest coming on the opening par-4 first, from 33'10" for birdie. Gay also added a 23'3" hole out for birdie from just off the green at the par-3 fourth. He sports six top 25s in 16 starts on his St. Jude Classic resume, and may be on his way to a seventh. He's yet to record anything better than a T36 (Zurich Classic) during the 2015-16 season.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Past champ and tournament-record-holder Brian Gay returns for his 16th appearance in the RBC Heritage.

Gay missed the entire 2014-15 season with a back injury, ending a streak of 15 consecutive visits to Harbour Town. In is 10th appearance, he won the 2009 edition by 10 shots at 20-under 264 (67-66-67-64), both tournament records, but hasn't cracked the top 30 in five tries since. The 44-year-old has made five starts this season on a Major Medical Extension netting him just $29,390. He has 22 starts remaining to earn $713,080 (or 438.50 FedExCup points) and retain status. Gay's last action was a missed cut five weeks ago at the Valspar at 14-over 156 (77-79) which chased a season-best T58 at the AT&T Pebble Beach. In-between, he was a pre-tourney WD at the Northern Trust and The Honda Classic.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Brian Gay has withdrawn from the field at this week's Honda Classic. He will be replaced by Tyler Adridge. UPDATE: Gay returned to action March 10th at the Valspar Championship and after rounds of 77-79 (14-over 156) will miss the 36-hole cut.

This is the second straight week that we've seen Gay back out just days before the event. There is no official reason cited at this point. The fact that he remains committed to the fields before withdrawing his name leads us to believe it's an injury he that he's treating cautiously. Considering he's returning from a pair of surgeries for his neck and thumb, that is the most likely of causes. Gay is playing on a Major Medical Extension and should be avoided for the short-term until he proves a clean bill of health.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Brian Gay has removed himself from the field at this week's Northern Trust Open. Dawie van der Walt will slide in and replace him at Riviera Country Club.

No reason has been cited at this point. We will keep you updated if that changes. Gay was not high on the radar for most gamers, so this should have little impact. If you decided to take a chance on him in deeper formats, now would be the time to quickly swap him out.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 09:30:00 AM