Fabian Gomez' Used 7-birdie Streak to Win at Sony Open

Monday January 18th, 2016
Fabian Gomez, of Argentina, holds the winning trophy after the final round of the Sony Open golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Honolulu. Gomez defeated Brandt Snedeker on the second playoff hole. (AP Photo/Marco
AP Photo/Marco Garcia

Fabian Gomez needed a little magic to catch Brandt Snedeker and Zac Blair Sunday. Well, he got it, thanks to a final round 62 in Hawaii, which wouldn’t have happened without a mid-round ball-striking exhibition that powered seven consecutive birdies.

With just one birdie on his first five holes, Gomez was multiple strokes behind the leaders as he arrived at the 6th. His approach on the par-4 took him to 12 feet, from which he would make the ensuing putt. That would be the worst approach of his next 90 minutes.

Gomez landed his shot on the par-3 7th to eight feet and made the putt.
Gomez landed his shot on the par-4 8th to six feet and made the putt.
Gomez landed his shot on the par-5 9th to 10 feet and two-putted.
Gomez landed his shot on the par-4 10th to five feet and made the putt.
Gomez landed his shot on the par-3 11th to two feet and made the putt.
Gomez landed his shot on the par-4 12th to nine feet and made the putt.

Whew.

By the time his hot streak ended (he would bogey the next two holes), Gomez held the lead at 20-under after seven consecutive birdies, capped off with a little fist pump. His highlights begin at the 10:57 mark in the video below.

 

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