Gainey shoots 60, storms to McGladrey Classic win

4:32 PM, Oct 21, 2012   |    comments
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Sea Island, GA (Sports Network) - Tommy Gainey fired a course-record 60 on Sunday to earn a surprising comeback win at the McGladrey Classic.

Gainey entered the day seven shots off the pace, but used a torrid back-nine stretch at the Seaside Course to jump in front of overnight leaders Jim Furyk and Davis Love III.

Needing a birdie on the last to become just the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59, Gainey dropped his approach inside 20 feet, but saw his birdie putt come up inches short.

Instead, he settled for par and a career-best 60 to finish at 16-under 264 -- good for his first PGA Tour win.

David Toms shot 63 and placed second at 15-under while Furyk, one of Love's captain's picks for the fateful U.S. Ryder Cup team at Medinah, finished in third at 14-under.

Furyk entered the final hole one stroke behind Gainey and found the fairway off the tee, but he sealed another disappointing 2012 result when he pushed his approach to the right of the green and misfired on a birdie putt from the short rough.

More to follow.

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