By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Tommy Gainey came up short in his bid for a 59 — but that’s just fine. He’ll settle for his first PGA TOUR victory.
Gainey carded eight birdies and holed out from a greenside bunker for eagle on the 15th en route to a 10-under 60 that stood up at The McGladrey Classic on Sunday.
Gainey — who plays with an unconventional swing and is nicknamed “Two Gloves” for wearing both while he swings and putts — trailed by seven shots entering the final round — tied for the second-biggest comeback of the season on the PGA TOUR.
“It feels like I’m in a dream,” Gainey said from Sea Island Golf Club, where he finished at 16-under 264, one shot ahead of Davis Toms and two in front of Jim Furyk. “I’m just waiting for somebody to slap me up side the head or pinch me or something to wake me up.”
Furyk and David Toms made late runs.
Furyk birdied the 15th and had a great save from 13 feet on the 17th. Needing a birdie at the last to force a playoff, Furyk pushed his approach right, and made a bogey for another disappointment in a season full of them.
Toms carded a 63 and finished in second.
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