Gainey on final-round 60: 'I wasn't thinking about 59'

By Rex HoggardOctober 21, 2012, 11:25 pm

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Tommy Gainey leaned against his driver on the 18th tee on Sunday and gazed up at a camera tower hovering above the Seaside Course, “You’d never catch me up there,” he said.

The leaders at the McGladrey Classic never had a chance of catching the former mini-tour legend, who blistered the Seaside layout with a course-record 10-under 60 that featured a 15-footer at the last for a 59 that stopped just short.

“Of all the people on this Tour who would have a putt for 59 and leave it short, I would have said that it would have never have been him,” Gainey’s caddie Marvin King said.

Gainey was vying to become the sixth player to shoot a 59 in a PGA Tour event, but he was glad to settle for his first Tour victory, a one-stroke triumph over David Toms.

“I’m real happy with that four (par),” smiled Gainey, who needed just 24 putts, hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation and 10 of 14 fairways. “I wasn’t thinking about 59.”

Gainey’s round featured seven consecutive 3s starting at the 11th that was highlighted by a chip-in for eagle at the 15th hole from 40 feet to move to 15 under. He followed that with a 20-footer for birdie at the par-4 16th and a vicious fist pump.

“That was pretty wild,” said Brendan Steele, Gainey’s playing partner on Day 4. “I’ve known Tommy a long time, and he stays within his own rhythm and plays pretty quick, which is helpful in situations like this.”

Gainey had birdie putts at the 17th and 18th holes but failed to convert either attempt, but he said he has shot a 59 before at Northwoods Country Club in Columbia, S.C., in 2007.

“I actually had a putt for 58 that day,” he said. “Ran it 4 feet by.”

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.