Posted October 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Tommy Gainey narrowly missed golf's magic number. He happily settled for a course-record 60 at Sea Island, and his first PGA Tour win Sunday in the McGladrey Classic. Gainey became the fourth player this year to rally from at least seven shots behind in the final round to win on the PGA Tour. He made seven straight 3s on his way to a 29 on the back nine, and then had to wait more than two hours to see if Jim Furyk or anyone else could catch him. No one came particularly close. Tournament host and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III drove into the water on the 16th and made double bogey. Furyk made a 12-foot par save on the 17th hole to stay one shot behind, but he pushed his approach well right on the 18th and made his first bogey in 56 holes. ''It's been a hard year for me and finally, we got it right,'' Gainey said. Gainey, a 37-year-old from South Carolina with a homemade swing who is known as ''Two Gloves'' for wearing black gloves on ea...
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