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Brian Gay

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (46) / 12/14/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165

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Brian Gay rolls into the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links looking to build on his most recent performance.
Gay posted a 22nd-place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to snap a three-event missed cut streak. That ugly stretched followed up back-to-back top-10 finishes, so Gay has been sort of a Jekyll and Hyde player so far this season. You never know how is going to show up to the links. As such, inconsistency isn't something DFS players like to see. Gay isn't a terrible contrarian pick, especially if can catch fire like his winter run. However, he isn't someone you're going to want a ton of exposure. Apr 12 - 1:48 AM

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World No. 162 Brian Gay salvaged a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to wrap on 10-under 277, currently T9 on the leaderboard, which is where he began the day.

The 46-year-old improves to 6-for-10 at the AT&T with three top 25s and a first top 10. He's now 7-for-9 on the season with five top 25s and three top 10s, second straight (T9, WMPO). After kicking off with 69-69-68, the University of Florida product began on 9-under, five short of 54-hole co-leaders Ted Potter, Jr. and Dustin Johnson. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing strokes off-the-tee and around-the-green but gaining 1.859 on approach. The Texas native circles four birdies at holes 2, 5, 11 and 18, taking some luster off with double bogey-7 at 14 and bogey-5 at 15. He registered 1.692 putts per GIR and 1.492 SG: Putting with 29 total putts.
Feb 11 - 6:03 PM

Playing Pebble Beach Golf Links, World No. 162 Brian Gay fashioned a 4-under-par 31-37=68 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 54-hole tally of 9-under 206, up 14 places to T9, five adrift of co-clubhouse leaders Ted Potter, Jr. and Dustin Johnson.

This is the 46-year-old's 10th appearance with two prior top 25s among five cashes and a best of T16 in 2010. He checked in 6-for-8 on the season with four top 25s and two top 10s, including a best of solo 3rd at The RSM Classic and a T9 last week at the WM Phoenix Open. The University of Florida product landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing 0.417 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 1.338 approaching-the-green and 1.338 around-the-green. He carded seven birdies to outpace three bogeys, posting 1.615 putts per GIR and 0.559 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Feb 10 - 6:46 PM

World No. 194 Brian Gay crafted a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to conclude on 13-under 271, up five spots to T9 with play still in progress. UPDATE: Gay finished T9.

This was the 46-year-old's 16th WMPO, sixth top 25 and possibly a second top 10 (T6/2009). He's now 6-for-8 on the season with four top 25s and a potential second top 10 (3rd, RSM). After kicking off in 67-68-68, the Fort Worth native began T14 on 10-under, one short of the overnight top 10. He found seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing 0.753 strokes approaching-the-green and 0.236 tee-to-green. The University of Florida product squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 1 (3-putt from 50'5"), outpaced by four circles at 6, 10, 13 and 17, three from between 11 and 13 feet. He posted 1.769 putts per GIR and 2.358 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
Feb 4 - 5:03 PM

Making his 16th career appearance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Brian Gay grinded out a 4-under-par 33-34=67 during round one, good for an early seat inside the top 10.

Gay started his day by saving bogey from nine feet at the par-4 first hole. He needed a six-footer to save par at No. 2, not the greatest of starts but it certainly gave him momentum on the greens. He would use that confidence to splash home two long ones from outside 15 feet before even making the turn. By day's end, he walked off the course gaining 2.419 strokes with the putter. Despite making the cut in 13 of his 15 trips to Scottsdale, Gay owns just one top 15 here at the WM Phoenix Open. After a hot start, perhaps he can pick up a second by week's end.
Feb 1 - 4:31 PM

Taking on La Quinta Country Club in round two of the CareerBuilder Challenge, Brian Gay smoothed a bogey-free, 8-under-par 30-34=64 to vault inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard with a two-day tally of 12-under 132.

The Florida Gator kept his ball in front of him all day, missing just two (of 14) fairways en route to 14 greens in regulation. DFS gamers were rewarded with a nice birdie bonus on the front nine when he rattled off five straight from Nos. 4 thru 8. Playing in his 16th CareerBuilder Challenge, Gay has plenty of success here, including a win in 2013 and T5 in 2011. After missed cuts in each of his last three visits here, he is back on track and will now turn his attention to the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA WEST for round three.
Jan 19 - 6:00 PM

Brian Gay arrives at the Sony Open in Hawaii this week looking for his second consecutive top-3 finish.

Gay fired a 16-under last time out at The RSM Classic in Georgia for his 11th top-3 finish in 523 career events. He has appeared in this event 11 previous times, making the cut in 10 tournaments. That includes a fifth-place finish back in 2009, and a sixth-place showing in 2012 event. Through 16 rounds he ranks 32nd on the PGA Tour in scrambling while ranking 20th in putting. He is a golfer who tends to fly under the radar, but the veteran might have some extra exposure this week after this late heroics last time out. Due to his solid, yet unspectacular track record at Waialae, he isn't a bad roll of the dice as a mid-tier DFS play.
Jan 10 - 3:12 AM

Buoyed by a walk-off eagle-2 from 161 yards away (video link below), World No. 264 Brian Gay carded a 2-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of The RSM Classic to steal solo 3rd on 16-under 266, five swings shy of overnight leader and champion Austin Cook. UPDATE: This is Gay's 11th top-3 finish in 523 career events, first of the season and second in his last 10 starts (T3, 2017 Barbasol).

The 44-year-old was sleepwalking on even-par thru 17 holes and in a five-way logjam at T4 before his final-hole heroics. After opening in 65-64-69, he began in solo 3rd, four back of playing competitor Cook, who shot 67. The Orlando resident conjured eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 2.604 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 4.350 approaching-the-green. He squared two bogey-5s at holes 2 and 4 and ate double bogey-6 at 16 (tee ball OB), offset by two circles at 8 and 13 (from 47'11), and eagle-3 at 15 from 27 inches and the walk-off eagle. The Texas native posted 1.545 putts per GIR and 0.047 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. This was his sixth RSM, second top 25 and second top 10 (T4/2014), and his third top 25 of the season among three cashes in five starts, first top 10.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 05:42:00 PM

World No. 264 Brian Gay back-pedaled to a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of The RSM Classic, falling one spot to solo 3rd on 14-under 198, four shy of 54-hole leader and playing competitor Austin Cook, who shot 66.

After opening with 65-64, the 44-year-old began in solo 2nd, one back of 36-hole leader Cook. Playing out of the final threesome, he hit nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.899 strokes tee-to-green despite gaining 0.912 approaching-the-green. The Texas native carded five birdies at holes 2, 6, 7, 11 and 17 (from 25'10"), taking the luster off with bogey-5s at 14 (3-putt from 40'9") and 18, and double bogey-6 at 5 (3-putt from 66'0"). He posted 1.714 putts per GIR and 0.365 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts..
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Making the move over to Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course for round two of The RSM Classic, Brian Gay cruised to a 6-under-par 32-32=64, giving him the title of early clubhouse leader with a two-day tally of 13-under 129. UPDATE: He would later get passed up by rookie Austin Cook who posted at 14-under 128.

Gay made quick work of the Plantation Course on day one (7-under 65) but today's 6-under round is likely more impressive. On day one there were only two golfer's that record rounds of 5-under 65 at the Seaside Course (Nick Watney and Brice Garnett). Gay got the job done with his usual (tidy) ball-striking and then caught fire with the flat stick. The most notable was a 37'8" birdie bomb at the par-3 sixth but he also sank three more putts from outside 14 feet. That was good for +3.559 strokes gained putting at the time he signed his card. There are plenty of low scores out there today but if this lead holds up it will be the first 36-hole lead for Gay since the 2009 St. Jude Classic, and just fourth 36-hole lead/co-lead of his lengthy career. He's converted two of his three previous 36-hole leads into victories.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Starting the week at Sea Island Golf Club's Plantation Course, Brian Gay smoothed a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-33=65 to find himself in an early share of third place at The RSM Classic.

Gay made this round look easy by missing just one (of 14) fairways which allowed him to attack flagsticks all day. He did just that, landing 16 greens in regulation on his way toward a 7-birdie effort. Thursdays have been kind to Gay at Sea Island as he's now positioned himself inside the top 10 thru R1 in 3-of-6 appearances here. the most notable was the 2014 edition where he led off with a 7-under 63 before posted rounds of 72-66-67 to finish T4. Gay hasn't won since the 2013 CareerBuilder Challenge but it certainly wouldn't be shocking to see him hang around all week here at a comfortable Sea Island venue.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Brian Gay breezed through El Camaleón Golf Club en route to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-31=65 during round two of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, setting an early target of 9-under 133 as he sits in the clubhouse as the early leader. UPDATE: With second-round play completed on Saturday, Gay is T4, one back of a trio of 36-hole leaders, and his 65 was tied for the low round with four others.

The 2008 OHL Classic champion arrived with a 7-for-7 record at this week's venue. It's a resort course that rewards accuracy and doesn't require distance. A perfect combination for Gay who relies heavily on his short game to score. That has been the case this week as he ranks just T83 in GIR percentage (23 GIR) but he's traded eight birdies and an eagle with just one bogey through 36 holes. The four-time PGA TOUR champ hasn't found the winner's circle since the 2013 CareerBuilder Challenge. If this lead holds by day's end it would be his first 36-hole lead/co-lead since the 2009 FedEx St. Jude Classic. He is 2-for-3 in converting those R2 leads, so gamers shouldn't expect him to fall too far off the pace this weekend.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Brian Gay took home the hardware during the 2008 OHL Classic at Mayakoba and returns this week for another look at El Camaleón Golf Club.

Gay is 7-for-7 at this event with a T5 in 2011 being the other highlight besides the victory. Given him flawless record here, it is clear this shorter layout suits the eye of Gay who gains most of his strokes on or around the greens. More recently, the Florida Gator has missed the cut in three of his last four starts, with a T18 sandwiched in between at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Gay hasn't found the winner's circle since the 2013 CareerBuilder Challenge but this week's course should provide him a nice opportunity to jump back into contention.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 03:45:00 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 251 Brian Gay styled a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship to reach 19-under 265, up three spots to a season-best T3, two adrift of champion Grayson Murray.

After kicking off in 69-63-68, the 44-year-old began T6 on 13-under, six shy of 54-hole leader Scott Stallings. Playing out of the fourth-to-last threesome, he landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, losing 0.631 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 1.531 around-the-green. The Texas native circles five conventional birdies at Nos. 5, 9 (from 16'4"), 12, 13 and 16, kicking off with a 35-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at 1. He posted 1.733 putts per GIR and 2.205 SG: Putting, taking 28 total putts. This was the University of Florida product's fourth top 25 of the season in 21 starts, third top 10, replacing a pair of previous-best T6s in back-to-back starts at the RBC Heritage and Valero Texas Open, and his first top 3 on TOUR since the most recent of his four TOUR titles at the 2013 Humana Challenge.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 06:09:00 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 251 Brian Gay styled a season-low 8-under-par 33-30-63 in the second round of the Barbasol Championship to post 10-under 132, up 39 places on the live leaderboard to solo 2nd, five shy of clubhouse leader Chad Collins. UPDATE: With play completed, Gay is T4, five back of Collins.

This was the University of Florida product's 68th round of the season, eclipsing 64 two times, most recently at the Sony/R2 back in January. On 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, he squared a lone bogey-4 at eight, smothered by nine birdies at Nos. 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13 and finishing with a hat-trick at 16-18. The 44-year-old's split included eight conventional birdies, all from inside of 12 feet, adding a pitch-in 3 at the par-4 ninth from 28'4" away. He posted 1.429 putts per GIR, 1.122 SG: Putting and 5.723 SG: Total.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 02:42:00 PM