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Brian Gay

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 12/14/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165

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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. Nov 13 - 5:37 PM

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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 Web.com 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.
Oct 13 - 3:25 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.
Jun 12 - 8:11 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.
Jun 10 - 6:55 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.
Jun 9 - 2:07 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 13 - 9:24 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 23 - 2:25 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 18 - 9:30 AM

Brian Gay authored a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in round two of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a 36-hole aggregate of 3-under 139.

The last time Gay cashed a TOUR paycheck was for T71 at the Travelers Championship in June of 2014. Granted, that was only six events ago, having not played at all in the 2014-15 season and missing his first two cuts in 2016. Still, the 44-year-old -- who has 25 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension -- has to be relieved, after opening his 14th WM Phoenix Open in 70-69. Play is still in progress, but he's up 28 spots on the day to T19. Thru 36 holes, Gay has hit 16 (of 28) fairways (57.14 percent), and just 47.22 percent of his greens (17/36), but he's currently ninth in the field in strokes gained: putting with a cumulative 4.301.
Feb 5 - 5:51 PM

Brian Gay is back on the radar as he returns to the Sony Open in Hawaii after a long layoff due to injury.

Gay was last seen at the 2014 Wyndham Championship which means the clock starts ticking for him to earn 458 FedExCup points or $724,470 to fulfill his Major Medical, with 27 starts to do so. The PGA TOUR veteran is picking a great place to return as he sports a 13-for-15 record with a trio of top 10s at Waialae CC.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 13 - 8:40 PM

Brian Gay has reportedly committed to the CareerBuilder Challenge on Jan. 21-24.

Last known at the Humana Challenge, the 156-man event in La Quinta, California, is the first on U.S. mainland in 2016. Two months ago, we relayed that Gay told Golfweek that he was planning to return to competition on the West Coast Swing, so this week's news from The Desert Sun aligns with that. The recently turned 44-year-old (Dec. 14) didn't play at all during 2014-15, so he's equipped with a full slate of starts on a Major Medical Extension this season. Officially, he has 27 starts to total $742,470 or 458 FedExCup points and retain status. The most recent of his four PGA TOUR victories occurred at the CareerBuilder in 2013.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 12:21:00 AM

Brian Gay is hopeful to return to competition shortly after the new year.

More specifically, the four-time PGA TOUR winner would like to get back on the West Coast Swing. When he does, he'll have 27 starts on a Major Medical Extension to find $742,470 or 458 FedExCup points and retain status. He sat out all of 2014-15 after having two surgeries. "I had shooting pains down my arm, and my thumb went numb," he told Golfweek for a story on Oct. 15. "The disk hit the nerve root, and everything got diverted to the neck. So I needed to get that fixed. I got an artificial-disk replacement, C5-6 (in late October a year ago). My hand guy was like, ‘Hey, you have to fix the neck first, and we’ll worry about the thumb after that.’" Gay underwent his second surgery in May. He's an easy pickup in all deep salary games.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:42:00 PM

Brian Gay underwent surgery on his left thumb on Tuesday, May 19, and remains out indefinitely.

Gay wife's, Kimberly, shared a post-op photo on Twitter, which you can see at the link below. Three days later, she tweeted that it's his second thumb surgery in eight months. It was in early October that Brian's caddie, Kip Henley, conveyed on Twitter that his boss was out with a thumb injury. Until Kimberley alerted her followers about the second surgery, we didn't know that Brian even had one. He hasn't played this season and figures not to return for months. So, expect him to open 2015-16 with a Major Medical Extension in the vicinity of 26 starts. The four-time PGA TOUR winner is 43 years of age.
Sat, May 30, 2015 01:26:00 AM

In a brief Q&A for DesertSun.com, Larry Bohannan reported that Brian Gay will not be competing in next week's Humana Challenge due to a lingering neck injury.

Gay has battled a neck issue for years, but Gay's caddie, Kip Henley, revealed in October that his boss was suffering from a thumb injury. While we're left to wonder if it's one or the other or both, either is integral in swinging a golf club. As a result, Gay's time away will continue. He won the Humana in 2013.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 10:25:00 PM

Brian Gay has yet to begin his 2014-15 PGA TOUR campaign due to a thumb injury.

Gay competed in 26 events last season, including the final regular season event at the Wyndham Championship, failing to crack the top 70 in his last six starts. It was becoming clear that something was amiss when he decided to take a seat on the sidelines. His current return is unknown at this point. He is fully exempt this season thanks to his win at the 2013 Humana Challenge. At this rate, he is trending towards a Major Medical Extension for 2015-16 if he fails to retain his status.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:33:00 PM