- Sports & Recreation
- Tommy Gainey
- PGA TOUR
By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange November 4, 2013 12:44 AM
PGA TOUR: The McGladrey Classic on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Ga., Thursday through Sunday. TV: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. EST, on the Golf Channel each day. LAST YEAR: Tommy Gainey closed with a scorching 10-under-par 60 to capture the first victory of his PGA Tour career by one stroke over David Toms, who finished with a 63. Gainey birdied seven of his first 14 holes and took the lead for good when he holed his shot from a greenside bunker for an eagle-3 on the 15th hole. He added another birdie on No. 16 but could not get long birdie putts to drop on the last two holes in an effort to equal the PGA Tour record of 59. Gainey, who had to wait two hours after finishing before his victory was assured, started the final round seven strokes behind 54-hole co-leaders Jim Furyk, who closed with a 69 to finish third, and tournament host Davis Love III, who shot a 71 and tied for fourth. CHAMPIONS TOUR: Season completed. NEXT EVENT: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Golf Club in Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii, Jan. 17-19. LPGA TOUR: Mizuno Classic at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club in Shima-Shi, Mie, Japan, Friday through Sunday. TV: No live television in the United States. LAST YEAR: Stacy Lewis came from seven strokes behind in the final round by shooting 8-under-par 64, carding birdies on the last three holes, to claim a one-stroke victory over Bo-Mee Lee of South Korea. Lewis, who claimed her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season, holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole, tied Lee with a 12-footer on the 17th and claimed the victory with another 25-footer on the final hole. Lee, who closed with a 72, had a chance to force a playoff, but her 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole ran past the hole. Lewis, who has added three victories this year, including the Ricoh Women's British Open, caught and passed Lee by carding 10 birdies in the final round.