Fabián Gómez

Fabián Gómez (born 27 October 1978) is an Argentine professional golfer who has played on a number of the world's golf tours including the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamérica and the Tour de las Americas.

Fabián Gómez
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Personal information
Full nameFabián Gómez
Born (1978-10-27) 27 October 1978 (age 41)
Chaco, Argentina
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Nationality Argentina
ResidenceResistencia, Argentina
Career
Turned professional2001
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
Tour de las Americas
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Professional wins15
Highest ranking54 (21 February 2016)[1]
(as of 20 September 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other12
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2016
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2015, 2016
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2016

Gómez was born in Resistencia, Argentina. He has had three wins on the Tour de las Americas, in addition to three other wins on the Argentine TPG Tour. He placed second at the Chaco Open in 2006, the TLA Players Championship in 2006 and the Venezuela Open in 2007. He won TPG Tour Ranking in 2009.

Gómez won his first Nationwide Tour event at the 2010 Chitimacha Louisiana Open with a six stroke victory over the field which culminated in a final round 64. He finished the year 12th on the money list to earn his 2011 PGA Tour card. In 2011, Gómez played in 26 events with his best finish being a T7 at the Puerto Rico Open, his only top 10 that year. is other best results included a T15 at the St. Jude Classic and a T18 at the Viking Classic on his way to finishing the year 157th on the money list, hence failing to retain his playing privileges.

In 2012, Gómez returned to the Nationwide Tour, where his most notable results were a T2 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, T7 at the South Georgia Classic and T10 at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. He finished the year 55th on the Nationwide Tour money list. At the end of the season, he competed in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament where he placed T10 at 21 under par, which was enough to regain his PGA Tour card for the 2013 season.

In 2013, Gómez finished T2 at the Puerto Rico Open, T16 at the RBC Canadian Open and T21 at the AT&T National, but made only 10 cuts out of 23 events on the year. He finished 133rd on the FedEx Cup standings, so he lost his full PGA Tour card and only maintained conditional status.

On the 2014 Web.com Tour, Gómez finished T2 at the Stonebrae Classic, T4 at the United Leasing Championship and T10 at the Albertsons Boise Open. He finished 23rd in the regular season earnings, which earned him a PGA Tour card for the 2015 season.

On 14 June 2015, Gómez broke through and won his first PGA Tour title in his 70th event, at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, winning by four strokes over Greg Owen. He started the final round with the co-lead, alongside Owen, but shot a final round 66, which included five birdies and only one bogey to pull clear of the chasing pack and take the victory. The win moved Gómez up over 150 places in the world rankings to 131st and will ensure that he plays in his first ever major championship at the 2015 PGA Championship.

In January 2016, Gómez won his second PGA Tour title at the Sony Open in Hawaii. He prevailed in a sudden-death playoff over Brandt Snedeker with a birdie on the second extra hole. Gómez had earlier shot a 62 during the final round to come from four behind to make the playoff. It moved Gómez to the cusp of the world's top 50, at 55th and took him one step closer to representing Argentina in the summer Olympics.

Gómez also plays occasionally on PGA Tour Latinoamérica when the tour is in Argentina, where he won the Personal Classic from 2013 to 2015.

Professional wins (15)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 14 Jun 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic −13 (66-68-67-66=267) 4 strokes   Greg Owen
2 17 Jan 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii −20 (69-64-65-62=260) Playoff   Brandt Snedeker

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii   Brandt Snedeker Won with birdie on second extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 28 Mar 2010 Chitimacha Louisiana Open −15 (70-68-67-64=269) 6 strokes   Scott Gutschewski,   Kyle Reifers,
  Brian Vranesh

Nationwide Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 BMW Charity Pro-Am   Michael Sim Lost to par on first extra hole

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 1 Dec 2013 Personal Classic −19 (67-69-66-67=269) 2 strokes   Cristián Espinoza
2 1 Dec 2014 Personal Classic (2) −24 (65-65-62=192) 7 strokes   Gustavo Acosta
3 15 Nov 2015 Personal Classic (3) −16 (73-61-69-69=272) 3 strokes   Kent Bulle

Canadian Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 7 Dec 2008
(2009 season)
Argentine Masters1 −13 (69-71-64-67=271) 2 strokes   Andrés Romero

1Co-sanctioned by the Tour de las Américas

Tour de las Américas wins (4)Edit

Argentine Tour wins (4)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 2006 Bear Lakes CC Gateway Tour Championship (USA)

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2015 2016
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = Tied

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2016 2017
The Players Championship T74 CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2015 2016
Championship 58
Match Play T51
Invitational T67 T46
Champions
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 8 2016 Ending 21 Feb 2016" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 22 October 2019.

External linksEdit