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Gainey surprises himself with opening 62

Tommy Gainey at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Tommy Gainey surprised himself with an opening-round 8-under 62 at The Greenbrier Classic, but he wasn’t surprised at the low scoring early in the tournament.

“The golf course is really soaked; it’s really soft,” he said. “With the players that we have out here, when you have soft greens and the rough is not too penal, I mean, you can really score low out there. I just was one of the lucky ones to make some putts.”

Indeed, the man known as Two Gloves made eight of them for birdie on Thursday, which left him impressed with his own performance.

“Absolutely I surprised myself,” he continued. “I had been hitting it kind of bad, not real good, and just to put the new driver in the bag and to get the results that I did today and especially with the putter, I’m very happy.”