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Brian Gay |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 12/14/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165
College: University of Florida

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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. Oct 30 - 9:42 PM

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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.
May 30 - 1:26 AM

In a brief Q&A for, 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.
Jan 13 - 10:25 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

Brian Gay's caddie, Kip Henley, alerted his followers on Twitter that his boss is sidelined with a thumb injury.

Henley is a character, so the content of his tweet will not surprise those familiar with him. He wrote, "Anyone needing a scrub caddy call me! Brian Gays [sic] thumb is still sore. Who needs a caddy or an expensive yard mower guy." Henley has alluded to Gay being injured, but hadn't specified anything until now. Of course, Gay dealt with a sore thumb over the summer, so that it's still a problem is a concern. He's fully exempt through 2014-15 by virtue of his victory at the 2013 Humana Challenge.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 08:52:00 PM

At 2-over-par 74-68=142, Brian Gay missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship by four strokes.

Gay converted eight birdies at Sedgefield this week, but he also squared 10 bogeys to extend his drought without a payday to four consecutive starts. Prior to it, he sat 112th in the FedExCup standings (following a T71 at the Travelers Championship), but will finish outside the top 125 for the first time in the eight-year history of the Playoffs. Gay is fully exempt for 2014-15 via his win at the 2013 Humana Challenge, so expect him to enjoy a break before the season begins at the Open in October. Other notables that missed the cut today include: 139--Hideki Matsuyama; Brian Harman; Robert Karlsson ... 140--Will MacKenzie ... 141--two-time champ Davis Love III (1992, 2006); Scott Stallings ... 142--2010 champ Arjun Atwal; Rafael Cabrera-Bello ... 143--Chesson Hadley; Matteo Manassero ... 144--two-time champ Rocco Mediate (1993, 2002); Charles Howell III ... 147--Stephen Gallacher.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Brian Gay settled for a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open.

Back inside the ropes since suffering a thumb injury that forced him to withdraw after one round at Greenbrier three weeks ago, Gay managed to find only half of the (14) fairways and greens in regulation at Royal Montreal today. He curled in just one birdie, that from 11'4" at the par-4 15th hole, but wiped it away with three bogeys. He's trying to end a drought without a top 40 that has extended 16 starts, but it doesn't seem likely this week.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Brian Gay is listed in the published field of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Gay was sidelined after one round of The Greenbrier Classic with a thumb injury, and then withdrew early from last week's John Deere. He hasn't had a top 40 since the Sony Open in Hawaii, so it's wise to let him return without you on board.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Brian Gay has been removed from the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

He would have been bouncing off a withdrawal after one round at Greenbrier due to a thumb injury. You're unlikely to miss him, however, as he's gone 16 consecutive starts sans a top 40.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Brian Gay is listed in the published field of next week's John Deere Classic.

Gay called it quits after one round of The Greenbrier Classic due to a thumb injury, so we'll slap a question mark beside his appearance in the Quad Cities. He had a trio of top 20s at TPC Deere Run but none since a T9 in 2011. Besides, with the injury and his form over the last several months, you wouldn't be looking at his potential anyway.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 06:06:00 PM

Brian Gay withdrew after his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, citing a thumb injury.

He signed for an 8-over-par 38-40=78 that featured only one birdie to help ease the sting of four bogeys, one double and a triple. If this has been an ongoing issue, then it could explain his drought without a top 40 that has now extended to 16 consecutive starts. He's 114th in FedExCup points, but fully exempt through next season via his victory at last year's Humana Challenge.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 05:41:00 PM

Brian Gay will look to crack the riddle known as TPC River Highlands at this week's Travelers Championship.

Gay has taken on TPC River Highlands on 11 occasions, failing to record a single top 25. This is perplexing considering the manageable length of the course, and his ability to climb the leaderboard (111 career top 25s). It wouldn't be surprising if Gay finally figures things out here, but it's more likely that the course just doesn't fit his eye.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Brian Gay is making his 15th appearance in this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

It comes as no surprise that the short-hitter has found success at the shorter, traditional Colonial Country Club. Gay is 11-for-14 at the Crowne Plaza Invite, sneaking into the top 35 on seven occasions. He needs just $160,954.73 to eclipse the seven figure mark of Crowne Plaza career earnings.
Wed, May 21, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Brian Gay will try and tackle Quail Hollow Club at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Gay has limited success at Quail Hollow with none of his 12 rounds going any lower than 1-under-par. With the length of the course, the upside is very limited for Gay, who ranks 203rd in driving distance and 197th in drives over 300+ yards.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Brian Gay led off the the third round of the Shell Houston Open with a 1-under-par 36-35=71, finishing the afternoon at 4-under 212.

Tee times were moved up on Saturday to account for a heightened chance of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon at the Golf Club of Houston. As an added perk, preferred lies were also in play. Gay opened with 11 pars before drawing blood with birdies from 9'7" and 3'7" on the par-4 12th and par-5 13th holes, but suffered a setback with his lone bogey on the par-4 18th to end the day.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 01:29:00 PM