PLANO, TEXAS, December 14, 2007 â€“ Adams Golf (OTCBB:ADGO) announces the endorsement contract extension of PGA TOUR player Tommy â€œTwo Glovesâ€ Gainey. Gainey has been a part of the Adams Golf Tour Staff for the past year and will continue wearing the Adams Golf hat, carry the tour staff bag and play the companyâ€™s hybrids while working with Adams Golf to determine which irons and woods will maximize his game.
Gainey was among the 26 â€œgraduatesâ€ who earned their PGA TOUR card at the 2007 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament last month. He finished at 15-under-par and in 19th place on the leaderboard after the grueling six-round event.
â€œThe past year or so has been really amazing for me and capping it off by earning my PGA TOUR card and renewing my deal with a great company like Adams Golf is very rewarding,â€ said Gainey. â€œIâ€™m honored to be a member of their world-class tour staff with champions like Mr. Watson and Mr. Langer. I am always looking to be a better player and my Adams Golf equipment allows me that competitive edge.â€
Gaineyâ€™s rise to the biggest stage in professional golf started with several successful years playing regional mini tours as well as his appearance on two seasons of the Golf Channelâ€™s reality show, â€œThe Big Break,â€ in which he was the winning contestant of the second season. He played in four Nationwide Tour events in 2007, including the Cox Classic where he finished tied for eighth place. He was also a PGA TOUR Monday Qualifier at the Wachovia Championship in May.
â€œIâ€™m proud to say that our relationship with Tommy began before both his big breaks, Q-School and the TV show,â€ said Chip Brewer, Adams Golf president and CEO. â€œWhat we liked about him then we like about him now, heâ€™s a fine player and also a fine person.â€
The hard-swinging, easy-going 31-year-old from Bishopville, S.C., has become a fan favorite of golf fans because of his southern charm, his unorthodox two-glove grip, and the unconventional path he took from being a minimum wage factory worker to a fully-exempt PGA TOUR pro.
â€œHeâ€™s one of the great success stories of the year,â€ added Brewer. â€œTommy has succeeded based on talent and perseverance alone and you canâ€™t help but root for the guy. The game of golf needs more Tommy Gaineys and weâ€™re proud to have him on our staff and representing our company.â€