Gainey wins Sea Island with course-record 60

Gainey wins Sea Island with course-record 60
October 21, 2012, 5:11 pm
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Tommy Gainey reacts after hitting a birdie putt on the 16th green during the final round of the McGladrey Classic PGA Tour golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Tommy Gainey narrowly missed a chance at golf's magic number. He happily settled for a course-record 60 at Sea Island, and his first PGA Tour win Sunday in the McGladrey Classic.

Gainey became the fourth player this year to rally from at least seven shots behind in the final round to win on the PGA Tour. He made seven straight 3s on his way to a 29 on the back nine, and then had to wait more than two hours to see if Jim Furyk or anyone else could catch him.

No one came particularly close.

Tournament host and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III drove into the water on the 16th and made double bogey. Furyk was one shot behind playing the 18th when he went over the green.