Chris Kirk claims one-shot win at McGladrey Open

SEA ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Chris Kirk logged a 4-under 66 and capitalized on a bogey by Briny Baird on the final hole Sunday to win the McGladrey Classic by a single stroke.

Chris Kirk, Briny Baird share third-round McGladrey Classic lead

SEA ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Kirk and Briny Baird led a crowded leaderboard after three rounds of the McGladrey Classic Saturday, tying for the top spot one shot clear of the field.

George McNeill leads on PGA Tour

SEA ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- George McNeill reached 8-under with two holes to play Thursday and had the lead when play was suspended in the opening round of the McGladrey Classic.

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Mickelson leads, misses chance for record

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson maintained a four-shot lead at the Phoenix Open Friday even though for the second straight day he missed out on a chance at golfing history.

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Mickelson just misses 59 at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson came agonizingly close to shooting a 59 Thursday and settled for a 60 that gave him a four-shot lead at the Phoenix Open.

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Snedeker shares lead at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Defending FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker fired a 7-under 65 Thursday that gave him a share of the lead one round into the Farmers Insurance Open.
Rose back to 3rd in golf rankings

Rose back to 3rd in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Justin Rose again switched places with Louis Oosthuizen, taking over the No. 4 spot in the men's world golf rankings, which were updated Monday.

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Gay bests Howell in Humana playoff

LA QUINTA, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Brian Gay's birdie on the second hole of a playoff Sunday enabled him to outlast Charles Howell III for the Humana Challenge title.

Beljan closes out Children's Miracle win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Charlie Beljan earned his first career PGA Tour victory Sunday, carding a 3-under 69 in the final round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

Beljan retains Children's Miracle lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Charlie Beljan shook off a second-round health scare to post a 1-under-par 71 Saturday, retaining the lead at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

Curtis hangs on for 1st win since '06

SAN ANTONIO, April 22 (UPI) -- Ben Curtis remained steady down the stretch of the Texas Open Sunday, logging an even-par 72 en route to his first PGA Tour win since 2006.
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Brian Gay
Brian Gay of Windermere Florida hits his tee shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the PGA Championships at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan on August 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Joseph Brian Gay (born December 14, 1971) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the PGA Tour.

A military brat, Gay was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but was raised primarily at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where his father was an NCO in the U.S. Army, involved in flight operations. An only child, he spent much of his youth at the Fort Rucker golf course, first at the practice area, then on the course. Encouraged by a group of military retirees he often played with, he dominated the local tournament scene as a tween. His success as a teenager led to a scholarship to the University of Florida, where he played for the Florida Gators golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. At Florida, Gay was an All-American and led the Gators to two SEC titles and the 1993 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.

Gay turned pro in 1994 and joined the PGA Tour in 1999. He picked up his first win on tour at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun in 2008, with his second win coming at the Verizon Heritage in 2009. He won the event by ten strokes, finishing at 20-under par. The ten stroke victory is the one of the biggest wins in the PGA Tour's history. His best position on the year-end money list is 13th in 2009. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

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