“Tommy’s got a lot of game – and I told him that – I said, ‘You’re gonna go places.’” – Fellow Big Break IV USA Team competitor T.J. Valentine on Gainey following his elimination on Big Break IV.
“My goal is make the PGA TOUR so I have to get used to the cameras being on me. I might as well start right now getting focused on what I need to do. Being on this show and winning was very sweet.” – Tommy Gainey following his Big Break VII victory in 2007.
ORLANDO, Fla., (Oct. 22, 2012) – On the heels of his first PGA TOUR victory yesterday at The McGladrey Classic, Golf Channel will re-air past episodes from his participation in Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe and Big Break VII: Reunion. The shows will air Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. ET and Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET.
4-5 p.m. ET – Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe (Episode six)– The fourth installment of Golf Channel’s reality competition series pitted teams of six golfers representing the United States and Europe. In this episode, the contestants take a surprise field trip to the home of golf – St. Andrews – with challenges including hitting out of the infamous “Road Hole Bunker” on the 17th hole and putting out of the “Valley of Sin” on the 18th hole. The episode also includes one of the more dramatic elimination challenges in series history on the 18th hole, when Tommy Gainey executed an unconventional bogey that featured a ricochet off of a van and a complete miss from the rough to stay alive on the series before ultimately being eliminated in a sudden-death playoff. Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe was filmed at Carnoustie Golf Links and aired on Golf Channel in 2005.
5-6 p.m. ET – Big Break VII: Reunion (Finale) – The seventh installment of Golf Channel’s reality competition series featured the first-ever reunion show, bringing back 16 competitors from the series’ first six seasons. The finale of Big Break VII: Reunion featured Tommy Gainey defeating Ashley Gomes in a nine-hole match to be crowned series champion and the recipient of a tournament exemption to the 2007 Cox Classic, $70,000 in cash and prizes and a new Chrysler Aspen. Big Break VII: Reunion was filmed at Reunion Resort near Orlando, Fla., and aired on Golf Channel in 2007.
The episodes also will air Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET.
Below are links to the full episodes online at GolfChannel.com:
BBIV: USA vs. Europe, Episode 6
Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe – Episode Six
BBVII: Reunion, Finale
Big Break VII: Reunion – Finale
Tommy Gainey Joins Morning Drive to talk McGladrey Classic victory
The below link features video to Tommy Gainey’s interview this morning on Morning Drive, talking about his first victory on the PGA TOUR yesterday at The McGladrey Classic:
Tommy Gainey Joins Morning Drive
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