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Tom Gillis |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 7/16/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
College: Oakland Community College

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Tom Gillis has been removed from the published field of this week's Quicken Loans National.
At 129th in the FedExCup standings, his is easily the most curious decision today. Then again, he's owned his schedule all year, so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt as golf fans, but we can't take on the risk as fantasy gamers. His playoff loss at the John Deere Classic is his only top 10 in the last three years in PGA TOUR competition. Jul 27 - 12:09 PM
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Tom Gillis hung up a 7-under-par 30-34=64 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to post 20-under 264, later matched by Jordan Spieth, and then lost on the second playoff hole in sudden death.

Gillis began his final frame at 13-under (T6) and four back of 54-hole leader Spieth. The Web.com Tour grad peppered 13 (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation, circling nine birdies, including six over his first eight holes. He squared two bogeys, the last coming at the par-3 16th, knocking him back to 20-under and into the eventual playoff. After the pair exchanged pars on the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), Gillis rinsed his approach on the second playing of the hole to open the door for Spieth. Making just his 12th start of the season, the 46-year-old was looking for his first PGA TOUR title in 172 starts. His runner-up matches the same result at the 2012 Honda Classic and is his first top 25 on TOUR in nearly 26 months. His previous best in four prior Deeres was T12 in 2003. As the top finisher inside the top five not already exempt for The Open Championship, Gillis stamped his ticket to St. Andrews.
Jul 12 - 5:35 PM

Tom Gillis sleepwalked to a bogey-free, 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the John Deere Classic and has a three-day total of 13-under 200, four shots adrift of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Gillis began the day at 11-under (T2) and just one off the pace of 36-hole leader Justin Thomas. On his round, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 17 greens in regulation, but converted just two of those opportunities into par breakers. After opening his round with 10 consecutive two-putt pars, Gillis finally hit pay dirt at the 11th, converting from 6'8" for the birdie-3. The 46-year-old, playing in the penultimate pairing, missed his only GIR at the par-4 13th, but would get up-and-down to keep the scorecard clean. Four more two-putt pars followed, before rolling in a nine-footer for birdie at the last. Gillis, winless in 171 career starts on the PGA TOUR, is 194th in the FedExCup standings entering this week. His season-best (11 events) is T26 at the Frys.com Open back in October.
Jul 11 - 10:26 PM

Tom Gillis turned in a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in today's second round of the John Deere Classic, reaching the midpoint in 11-under 131, one shot off Justin Thomas' overnight lead.

The cagey, ol' veteran burst out of the gates with birdies at Nos. 1 and 2 at TPC Deere Run today. Undeterred by a three-putt bogey-5 at the fifth hole, he galloped home with five birdies on his inward nine, the longest measuring just 11'1" at the par-4 14th hole. At last check, Gillis led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green with an aggregate clip of 7.798. As long as he continues to knock it close and convert, he'll be dangerous. And since he has nothing to lose at this point of his career, it would be entertaining to see it happen.
Jul 10 - 7:36 PM

Tom Gillis submitted a 5-under-par 33-33=66 for his opening round of the John Deere Classic and sits three shots back of the clubhouse lead.

Gillis will turn 47 years of age one week from today, so he went ahead and celebrated a little early today. He exchanged seven birdies with two bogeys, one of which a three-putt from nearly 40 feet at the par-4 18th hole. Four of his birdies connected from outside 10 feet, including a zero-putt five-yarder at the par-5 10th where he began the day, and a conventional conversion from 16'1" at the par-5 17th. While he's still chasing his first top 10 at TPC Deere Run, Gillis is 4-for-4 on the track. He's long been known as a birdie machine, so it won't be surprising if he can stay locked in the rest of the way. Of course, he's also winless in 171 PGA TOUR starts, so he does have his limits.
Jul 9 - 2:10 PM

Tom Gillis crafted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-31=65 in today's opening round of the Travelers Championship, parking it one back of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

Gillis went out in the first threesome off the first tee in today's late draw. He went 5-for-5 in scrambling and circled five birdies, four of which from outside 10 feet. the highlight was a 10-yarder from just off the green at the par-4 17th. His closest shave to dropping a shot occurred at the par-3 16th where he found a greenside bunker off the tee, but the 46-year-old connected from 14'8" to salvage par. This is his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since a second-round 63 at TPC Four Seasons in May of 2013.
Jun 25 - 5:37 PM

Tom Gillis backed up his opening 66 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round.

He went 4-for-13 in scoring chances at TPC Southwind. He knocked in four birdies, including a pair from 10'2" at Nos. 11 and 18. Once again, Gillis couldn't avoid squaring two bogeys, but he's in the thick of it entering the weekend. At 6-under 134, he's only three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 12 - 7:14 PM

Tom Gillis submitted a 4-under-par 33-33=66 for his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The 46-year-old is 192nd in the FedExCup standings, but he was sidelined for three months due to shoulder soreness before returning to action just four weeks ago. He's a horse for certain courses, but TPC Southwind hasn't been one of them as he's just 2-for-5 with no top 35s. Today's score is his lowest among 15 in competition, so it was a special day. He circled six birdies, four of which conventionally from 13-17 feet. Gillis also recorded a zero-putt five-yarder at the par-4 sixth. With two bogeys on the card as well, he wrapped up his round sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jun 11 - 2:36 PM

Tom Gillis opened the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship with a 4-under-par 32-34=66 to establish the very early clubhouse lead.

Given the relentless rain recently, lift, clean and place in closely mown areas is in effect for the first two rounds. Don't be surprised if that provision is extended into the weekend, especially if more rain falls. Gillis went out in the first threesome off the first tee at TPC Four Seasons Resort-Las Colinas today and went 7-for-8 in scrambling with one bogey against five birdies. His longest conversion dropped for birdie from 19'10" at the par-3 fifth hole. He's looking to end an 0-for-4 skid that began with his first start of 2015 in January. The 46-year-old sat out over three months with lingering discomfort in his shoulder stemming from surgery for bone spurs in November.
May 28 - 1:01 PM

In his first action in over three months, Tom Gillis settled for a 4-over-par 38-38=76 in the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

The 46-year-old picked a bear of a track to return from a sore shoulder related to surgery in November. He found only four (of 14) fairways and six greens in regulation, so it's probably a minor victory that he squared only six bogeys and picked off two birdies. Despite two forgettable paydays this season, he arrived in Charlotte ranked 189th in the FedExCup standings and inside the bubble to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals.
May 14 - 6:56 PM

Tom Gillis is scheduled to compete in next week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The 46-year-old had surgery on his shoulder in mid-November for bone spurs and made three starts early in 2015, but has been out since early February with soreness in the joint. Even if he was the defending champion at Quail Hollow (where he hasn't competed since missing the cut in 2013), Gillis is not a suggested play on a brute of a golf course as he sheds rust.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 8 - 6:55 PM

Tom Gillis remains sidelined with soreness in his shoulder after having surgery to remove bone spurs on Nov. 14.

This explains why he withdrew before the OHL Classic at Mayakoba (on Nov. 13-16). Gillis has played thrice in 2015, missing the cut in each start. He's currently 161st in the FedExCup standings and 31st in the Web.com Tour graduate reshuffle. The veteran had aspirations of teeing it up in Puerto Rico this week, but that plan went by the boards. "I haven't played that good," said Gillis for an article in The State on Feb. 17. "[The shoulder] has been pretty sore. I probably pushed it a little too early. The doctor said I wasn't going to hurt it but it was painful. It's just a matter of dealing with the pain." Gamers have no reason to wait for him to return, whenever that will be.
Source: The State
Mar 2 - 12:56 AM

Tom Gillis has been removed from the published field of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The outspoken veteran has missed all three of his cuts in 2015 and has plummeted to 150th in the FedExCup standings. He has a pair of top 10s at Pebble Beach in five starts, so his decision not to play warrants concern. While most gamers aren't on board anyway, the 46-year-old is subject to the reshuffle. Through the Farmers, he's projected to fall nine spots (from 21st). That may not have influenced today's decision, but the next reshuffle will occur after next week's Northern Trust Open where he would likely need an exemption to compete given the deep field that Riviera draws.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 9 - 10:30 AM

Tom Gillis will tee it up for the fourth time on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR in this week's Sony Open.

He is a veteran of three previous trips to Waialae Country Club, twice missing the cut following a T25 in his first trip back in 2010. The new season has been relatively kind two him. Gillis has cracked the top 30 on each of the two occasions where he made the cut in 2014-15, only missing at the Shriners Hosptials for Children Open. He ranks 115th in the FedExCup standings.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 13 - 2:50 PM

Tom Gillis collected a couple top 30s during the Fall Series and will enter 2015 ranked 105th in the FedExCup standings.

Gillis put on a throwback clinic but he's not fooling anyone at age 46. His last top 10 came in November of 2012, going 25 starts without one since that time. He put together a nice run of finishes at last season's Web.com Tour Finals to secure his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card. The upside is limited at this stage of his career, but salary-cap gamers will be able to find good spots to invest in Gillis.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 07:53:00 PM