Tommy Gainey wins Korn Ferry Tour 2020 season opener in Bahamas


Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, arrested in December in Florida and charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly soliciting prostitution as part of a major prostitution and human-trafficking sting, won the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour season opener Wednesday.

Gainey rebounded from a second-round 75 with a 67-69 finish to win The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay by four shots over John Oda and Dylan Wu.

George Cunningham, Sean O’Hair, Will Zalatoris, and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez tied for fourth, five shots back.

Gainey opened his final round with a birdie and closed with birdies on 16, 17 and 18 for his third win on the Korn Ferry Tour. He also has a PGA Tour win in the 2012 McGladrey Classic.

Gainey turned pro in 1997 and joined the PGA Tour in 2008. He gained popularity among fans for wearing gloves on both hands. He also was a notable character on Golf Channel’s “Big Break” in 2005.

Gainey was one of 124 arrested as part of the investigation titled “Operation Santa’s Naughty List.” He is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 6 in Bartow, Fla.

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