A stellar 10-under 60 in the final round propels Gainey to first PGA Tour victory
(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - Callaway Golf Company announced that Staff Professional Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey won the McGladrey Classic at the Sea Island Golf Club on Sunday with a full bag of Callaway clubs, including the Company's flagship RAZR Fit Driver and its HEX Black Tour Ball. Gainey posted an incredible final round performance, shooting a 10-under 60 to come from seven shots off the lead to win. Gainey's 60 was the lowest round on the PGA Tour this year and it helped him secure his first career PGA Tour win.
When asked post-round what had come around for him this week, Gainey was quick to answer: "Well, actually Callaway. Callaway has supplied me with a new set of golf clubs, a new set of irons, the RAZR X, and I'll tell you what, they worked out pretty well for me this week," he said. "So I'm happy to be on Team Callaway."
Gainey first gained national exposure as a contestant on Golf Channel's "Big Break V" and later won "Big Break VII". He developed the habit of wearing two gloves after playing baseball as a kid, and he made a living as an assembly line worker in South Carolina before he pursued a professional golf career. Gainey has competed on the Gateway Tour, Hooters Tour, Egolf Tarheel Tour, Nationwide Tour (now the Web.com Tour) and the PGA Tour. He first competed on the PGA Tour in 2008 and played full-time on the Nationwide Tour in 2010. He won two Nationwide events that year, finished fourth on the final money list and secured his PGA Tour card. Since joining the PGA Tour, Gainey has drawn plenty of fans with his humble attitude, homemade swing and preference for wearing two golf gloves when he plays.
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