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Tommy Gainey avoids jail in prostitution plea

Former PGA Tour winner agrees to serve 11 months of probation, do 100 hours of community service, take a human-trafficking class and pay a $6,200 fine

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Tommy Gainey

Avoided: Jail time, in a plea deal accepted by Tommy Gainey, who was arrested in December in a prostitution sting in Lakeland, Fla., GolfDigest.com’s Brian Wacker reported, citing court records. Gainey, 44, agreed to serve 11 months of probation, do 100 hours of community service, take a human-trafficking class and pay fines and fees of $6,218.60. He had been charged Dec. 8 with a first-degree misdemeanor as one of 124 suspects arrested in “Operation Santa’s Naughty List” conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Four weeks later, Gainey won the Korn Ferry Tour’s season-opening event in the Bahamas as he seeks to return to the PGA Tour. Gainey, nicknamed “Two Gloves” because of his penchant for competing with a glove on each hand, won his lone PGA Tour title in 2012 at Sea Island, Ga., but he has not been exempt on the Tour since 2014. Gainey has earned $5.6 million in 200 starts on the PGA Tour, plus three victories and an additional $760,000 in 109 tournaments on what is now the Korn Ferry Tour.


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