Pro golfer Tommy Gainey — famously known as Tommy “Two Gloves” — was arrested in a major prostitution sting in Florida … TMZ Sports has learned.
The 44-year-old was 1 of 124 people busted in an undercover investigation in Polk County, Florida dubbed, “Operation Santa’s Naughty List.”
Polk County Sheriff
According to officials, Gainey was arrested for soliciting a prostitute — and is facing a 1st-degree misdemeanor solicitation charge.
The sting op was a 6-day investigation using undercover detectives to target prostitution, human trafficking and child predators.
Cops say they used Internet advertisements to arrange meetings between the detectives and suspects.
Officials presented a “Naughty List” showing all 124 people arrested — Gainey is on the board.
Jail records show Gainey was booked on Dec. 8 and was released on Dec. 9 after posting bail.
Gainey has been a pro golfer since 1997 and joined the PGA Tour in 2008, where he gained notoriety for wearing gloves on both hands, unusual in the sport.
He’s never won a major tourney but he’s become a fan favorite for the way he dresses and plays — in particular, he has a unique swing.
Gainey has had major sponsors over the years — from Under Armour to Adams Golf and A.O. Smith.