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Brian Gay

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

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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. Jul 23 - 6:09 PM

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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.
Jul 21 - 2:42 PM

World No. 252 Brian Gay is in Cromwell, CT., for the Travelers Championship and checks in at 103rd in the FedExCup standings.

This is the 44-year-old's 14th appearance making seven cuts and missing six, including last year by two (71-70). His best is T26 in 2009 and in 39 career laps over the par-70 layout, his scoring average is exactly 70.00. The University of Florida product has two top 10s this season in 16 events, posting back-to-back T6s at the RBC Heritage and Valero Texas Open, the latter coming six starts ago and fulfilled the terms of his Major Medical Extension. He ranks 124th on TOUR in birdie average (3.43) and 47th in scoring average (70.659), posting four red numbers in his last 13 rounds.
Jun 21 - 4:15 PM

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

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