October 22 2012
Even before he fired a 60 to win his first PGA TOUR event on Sunday, Tommy Gainey was easily the biggest success story of the Golf Channel's "Big Break" series.
And in recognition of that win at The McGladrey Classic, Golf Channel is going to re-air past episodes of his participation in 2005’s “Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe,” and 2007’s “Big Break VII: Reunion.” The shows will air Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. ET and Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET.
In "USA vs. Europe," the contestants are at St. Andrews where challenges include hitting out of the “Road Hole Bunker” on the 17th hole and putting out of the “Valley of Sin” on the 18th. Gainey stayed alive despite a bogey at the 18th where his ball ricocheted off of a van before ultimately being eliminated in sudden death.
In the finale of "Reunion," Gainey defeated Ashley Gomes in a nine-hole match to be crowned series champion and the recipient of a tournament exemption to the 2007 Cox Classic, as well as $70,000 in cash and prizes and a new Chrysler Aspen.