Golf

Fabian Gomez celebrates his birdie on the 18th (AP).

Fabian Gomez claims Sony Open glory after play-off victory

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Article continues below

Article continues below

Fabian Gomez capped a remarkable day with an 11th birdie on the second play-off hole to win the Sony Open in Hawaii.

The 37-year-old Argentinian closed with two birdies for an eight-under round of 62 and then got the better of Brandt Snedeker in sudden death.

Gomez was four shots behind at the start of play but stormed back into contention with seven straight birdies midway through his round but a pair of bogeys let Snedeker back in.

Gomez then sunk a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th and followed it up with a 20-foot birdie from just off the green on the 18th to join Snedeker on a 20-under totla of 260.

Snedeker made a foot-foot birdie on the 18th to force the play-off.

Zac Blair, who shared the lead with Snedeker overnight, had a 10-foot putt for eagle on the last to join them in the play-off but missed it.

Snedeker had a 12-foot birdie putt on the first play-off hole to win it but narrowly missed and Gomez sank a birdie on the next to put the pressure on Snedeker, who could not hole his birdie putt as slid wide right.

The victory moves Gomez to just outside the top 50 in the world rankings, boosting his hopes of qualifying for the Olympics in Rio.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Golf

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again