Golf News for Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Media

Golf Channel to air past "Big Break" episodes featuring PGA Tour winner Tommy Gainey

ORLANDO, Fla. -- On the heels of his first PGA TOUR victory 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 today from 4-6 p.m. ET and Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET.

Tuesday:
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:

Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe - Episode Six

Big Break VII: Reunion - Finale

Click here to watch Tommy Gainey's interview on Morning Drive, talking about his first victory on the PGA TOUR yesterday at The McGladrey Classic.



 
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