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FIGHTING FOR A FIRST
TOMMY (TWO GLOVES) GAINEY
March 05, 2012
Some people call me a redneck, and I won't repeat what they say about my swing, but looks don't count on the PGA Tour, where the only thing that matters is winning
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March 05, 2012

Fighting For A First

Some people call me a redneck, and I won't repeat what they say about my swing, but looks don't count on the PGA Tour, where the only thing that matters is winning

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I'm trying to win golf tournaments and to secure my three-year-old son's future. He lives with his mother, so he doesn't get to see his dad very much. I played 35 tournaments last year, which means only 17 weeks at home with my family in South Carolina. I have my wife, my son, a brother and two sisters, four nieces and a nephew. I still have both my parents, but they're getting older, and when your parents get older, bad health is on the horizon. I'm missing that I'm not getting to spend much time with them. My son is too young to realize what's going on, but when he's five or six, he'll understand that he doesn't see his dad very much and he'll understand the reason is that I'm trying to save up and plan for his future and his life. To me, that's what this is all about.

I always believed I had the game to play out here, but it's all about timing. When it's your time, you're going to make it. You can't force things. I want to be in the winners' club, and that's the fire that drives me. It's all about winning out here. You can spend the money. You can't spend that trophy.

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