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Tommy Gainey

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
15
Current Position
To Par: +15
Total Strokes: 81 - 74 : 155
T152   T137
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Darlington, S.C
  • Residence: Columbia, S.C.
  • Age: 35
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 8

Goes by the nickname "Two Gloves" for wearing two golf gloves when he play. Developed that habit after playing baseball as a kid. Worked as an assembly line worker in rural South Carolina before deciding to give professional golf a shot. Lists his brother Allen as his only instructor. Was a participant on Golf Channel's "Big Break V" and later won "Big Break VII." Played on the Tar Heel Tour from 2004-2007 and collected four wins during that period. Earned more than $100,000 in 2006 and 2007 combined on the Tarheel Tour during a period in which he recorded 13 top-five finishes. Won the Bentonville Open on the Hooters Tour in June 2007 in only his second career start on that Tour. Has also competed on the Gateway Tour.

2010 Melwood Prince George's County Open Presented by Under Armour, Chiquita Classic.

2010 Nationwide Tour Money and Position

$41,455 (30)

2010 Nationwide Tour Best Finishes

3-- Panama Claro Championship.

Nationwide Tour Best Round

66 at Round 2, Panama Claro Championship. 66 at Round 3, Panama Claro Championship. 66 at Round 1, Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open Presented by Samsung.

Nationwide Tour Highlights

After missing the first two cuts of the season, went 11-under par in the final 54 holes at the Panama CLARO Championship, a feat matched only by the tournament winner Fran Quinn, to post a solo third, his career-best Nationwide Tour finish. Stellar play in the final 54 holes offset his first-round, 1-over 71.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart.

Career Highlights

Most recently, split time between the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour in 2009. Made the cut in eight of 15 starts on the PGA TOUR, with a season-best T21 at the Puerto Rico Open. Made the cut in 11 of 13 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with season-best finishes in his last two starts of the year, finishing T11 at the Chattanooga Classic and T12 at the Miccosukee Championship. Made only six of 24 cuts in his first season on the PGA TOUR in 2008...Recorded his best finish (second) on TOUR at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic, with rounds of 68-66-66-64, one stroke behind Davis Love III. Finish at Disney ($496,800) moved him from 228th into the top 150 on the final money list. Rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2008 after finishing T19 at 2007 Qualifying Tournament. Earned his TOUR card in his first trip to the finals of the Qualifying Tournament...One of nine players in 2007 to earn their PGA TOUR cards after successfully negotiating all three stages. Played in four Nationwide Tour events in 2007 and was solo second through 54 holes of the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs before finishing T30. Finished T8 at the Cox Classic thanks in part to a final-round 65. First career start on the PGA TOUR came at the 2007 Wachovia Championship, where he missed the cut. Played on the Tarheel Tour from 2004-2007 and collected four wins during that period. Earned more than $100,000 in 2006 and 2007 combined on the Tarheel Tour during a period in which he recorded 13 top-five finishes. Won the Bentonville Open on the Hooters Tour in June 2007 in only his second career start on that Tour. Has also competed on the Gateway Tour.

Personal

Goes by the nickname "Two Gloves" for wearing two golf gloves when he plays. Developed that habit after playing baseball as a kid. Attended Central Carolina Technical College after high school. Worked as an assembly line worker in rural South Carolina before deciding to give professional golf a shot. Was a participant on GOLF CHANNEL's "Big Break V" and later won "Big Break VII."..Lists his heroes as Fred Couples and Hootie and the Blowfish. Biggest thrill in golf is earning membership on the PGA TOUR...Cites the birth of his son as his biggest thrill in golf..The course he would most like to play is the Augusta National...Never travels without his phone. Favorite college team is the South Carolina Gamecocks. Favorite professional team is the Dallas Cowboys...Has to mark his ball with a South Carolina quarter...Favorite TV show is "NCIS" and favorite movie is "The Dark Knight." Favorite entertainer is Mark Harmon and favorite food is steak...Enjoys watching LeBron James and traveling to Hilton Head Island, SC, and Mississippi...Would round out his dream foursome with Steve Spurrier, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods. Bucket list includes winning a PGA TOUR event...Supports the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation.