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Fabian Gomez

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/27/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 163

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Past champ Fabian Gomez got his week started with a bang, compiling six birdies to post a 4-under-par 33-33=66 during round one of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, good for a very early share of the clubhouse lead.
The Argentine is no stranger to success at TPC Southwind. He has three top 20s in five tries, including a 2015 victory. He opened that edition with a 4-under 66 to share eighth place. Today was all about the flat stick for Gomez. He opened with a 12'11" birdie conversion and added putts from 10'10" and 8'6" over the next two holes. Gomez would extend his range to 33'3" at the par-4 seventh, good for a birdie on the scorecard. The putter never cooled off, sinking seven total putts from outside eight feet (+5.069 strokes putting at the time he signed his card). Gamers should expect a regression with the putter as the week progresses but the scoring has already been done and he's now well positioned to make a run at his fourth top 20 here in Memphis. Jun 7 - 1:57 PM

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World No. 590 Fabian Gomez readies for the inaugural Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship and arrives at 190th in the FedExCup standings. UPDATE: Gomez finished T22 on 8-under 280 (69-70-70-71).

The 39-year-old finished 171st in the FEC standings last season but is fully exempt thru 2017-18 from his most recent (of two) PGA TOUR titles at the 2016 Sony Open. He's 5-for-12 this season, ending a streak of six consecutive missed cuts with a T68 at the Valspar two weeks ago (72-71-77-68). The Argentinian's best is T43 at the season opener in Napa back in October. That was his first start since a mid-tourney WD at the Quicken Loans the first week in July, missing the last seven tourneys of the season, though no injury was ever cited.
Mar 21 - 8:01 PM

Fabian Gomez steadied a 5-under-par 32-34=66 during round one of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, placing him inside the top 10 on the early leaderboard.

Gomez gave himself 13 scoring chances today and he converted on five of them. The most notable came at the par-4 fifth where he reached the green in two and blasted one in the back of the cup for a conventional eagle. Making his fourth appearance at this event, today's round matches his personal best here at El Camaleón Golf Club. That other 66 came in R2 of the 2015 edition, en route to a T23 finish. He has also swallowed five rounds at par or worse, so it hasn't been all rainbows and lollipops for Gomez here. The Argentine will now try to keep his foot on the gas for three more rounds and see if he can eclipse that T23 from the 2015 edition.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Fabian Gomez has withdrawn from this week's John Deere Classic, opening a spot for first-alternate Brendon Todd.

The Argentine withdrew after round one of his latest start (Quicken Loans National). He posted a 5-over 75, losing ground on approach and putting, but not citing an injury at the time of WD. The fact that he was an early commit this week tells us he is healthy (or close to healthy) but not quite ready to compete again. Gamers should tread very carefully before re-investing in Gomez in any format.
Tue, Jul 11, 2017 01:39:00 PM

Following a 5-over 75 in round one, Fabian Gomez has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National. There was no injury cited at the time of WD.

The Argentine split 10 (of 14) fairways but landed just four greens in regulation. He traded six bogeys with just one birdie on the day. Gomez lost 2.263 strokes approaching-the-green and lost another 1.001 strokes putting today. This will go in the books as his third career mid-tournament WD, first since the 2016 DEAN & DELUCA where he opened with a 3-over 73 and then was stranded on the course after Friday without much hope of making the cut. We will update if any injury news gets passed along.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 07:02:00 PM

Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 126 Fabian Gomez stumbled to 5-over-par 37-40=77 in today's third round of the Wells Fargo Championship and at 5-over 221, will not have a Sunday tee time.

A total of 79 players made the 36-hole cut of 1-over 145, 24 T56 on the number, necessitating a second cut of low 70 and ties after 54 holes. Gomez, T9 last year at Quail Hollow Club, could not replicate that success at Eagle Point Golf Club, posting progressively worse rounds of 71-73-77. Exempt thru 2017-18 off his second of two TOUR wins at the 2016 Sony Open, the Argentine is struggling this season, checking at 155th in the FedExCup standings with seven made cuts and seven missed cuts. The other four players departing after R3 are: 222- sponsor invite Greg Owen; Jason Bohn, Martin Flores and Steven Alker.
Sat, May 6, 2017 06:08:00 PM

World No. 105 Fabian Gomez is back for a third Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge. UPDATE: Gomez posted rounds of 74-72-71-76, currently T62 (of 72).

The 38-year-old has yet to make the weekend in Orlando with missed cuts on debut in 2013 and again last year (by four) with rounds of 73-75. He's a two-time winner on TOUR in 114 career events, most recently at the 2016 Sony Open, where he came from four back with 8-under 62 and defeated 54-hole co-leader Brandt Snedeker in sudden death. The Argentine arrives at 143rd in the FedExCup standings with four cashes in nine starts and one top 25, 20th at the 32-man SBS Tournament of Champions. He followed that with a 72nd (of 73 that made the 54-hole cut) in his title defense on Oahu and four consecutive missed cuts.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Fabian Gomez hoisted the trophy at last year's Sony Open in Hawaii and he returns this week for a chance to defend his title at Waialae Country Club.

The Argentine saved his best for last here en route to victory. Through 54 holes last year he found himself at 12-under 198 and five shots off the lead. He rallied on Sunday with a career-low 8-under-par 30-32=62 to post 20-under 260 and meet Brandt Snedeker in a playoff. He survived that playoff to lift his second career PGA TOUR title. With that victory he also played his way back into the SBS Tournament of Champions which allowed him a nice warmup last week, finishing in 20th place by week's end. In his only other attempt at a title defense, Gomez missed the cut at the 2016 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 08:15:00 AM

Fabian Gomez pieced together a 5-under-par 34-34=68 during round two of the SBS Tournament of Champions, climbing to 8-under 138 after two days of action.

The Argentine hasn't had his best stuff on the tee box, finding just 21 (of 30) fairways through two rounds, ranking T21 in the field. Luckily, his flat stick has been bailing him out whenever he needs it. Today, he splashed home five putts from 5-to-15 feet, including a 14'2" birdie roll on the par-4 17th. Th 17th is playing as the second toughest hole on the course, so that birdie helped him gain quite a bit over the field. Gomez is gearing up for his title defense at next week's Sony Open, but he's not wasting any time here in Hawaii.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 09:13:00 PM

Fabian Gomez returns to Hawaii for this week's SBS Tournament of Champions, getting a second look at The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.

The Argentine finished T6 here last year in his debut, finding himself T6 or better after all four rounds. He earned his way back the following week, hoisting the trophy at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Perhaps there is something about the fresh island air and fantastic views that brings out the best in Gomez. He doesn't attract a lot of attention most weeks, but gamers should give him a long look this week based on his recent success in the state of Hawaii.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Fabian Gomez crosses the border in preparation of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The Argentine is 2-for-2 to kick off the new season, posting a T26 at the Safeway Open and a T57 at last week's Shriners. Now he'll take on El Camaleón Golf Club where is also 2-for-2 with a T50 in his 2011 debut before picking up a T23 in the 2015 edition. With the course checking in right around 7,000 yards this week, Gomez won't have to worry about his lack of distance off the tee (ranked 105th in driving distance last year). The 38-year-old has a knack for keeping it between the pipes and not missing by much when he can't find the fairway. That alone makes him a worthy sleeper in formats like DFS this week.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Fabian Gomez fired a 4-under-par 34-34=68 during round one of the BMW Championship, finding himself three strokes off the early pace set by Roberto Castro.

The Argentine gained a remarkable 10.736 strokes putting last week at TPC Boston, and continued that fantastic putting today. It started early with a 17'4" birdie roll at the par-4 first. He would add birdie splashes from 16'1" and 33'10" as well before the round was over. The 37-year-old walked off the course gaining 1.762 strokes putting on the day. Gomez entered the week just outside the TOUR Championship bubble, ranked 32nd in the FedExCup race, but he could find his way to East Lake if the putter remains this hot all week.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Fabian Gomez fashioned a 2-under-par 36-33=69 during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, reaching 10-under 274 after day four to sit T6 on the live leaderboard.

The Argentine lost strokes off-the-tee as well as approaching-the-green but salvaged his round with the flat stick. On the round he splashed in four putts from outside 10 feet, easily highlighted by a 37'3" birdie bomb at the par-4 10th hole. He walked off the course gaining 3.186 strokes putting, which would be his third round of the week eclipsing 3+ strokes gained in the putting category. Overall, he's gained 10.726 strokes with the flat stick, ranking first in the entire field. A hot putter has been the guiding factor in this top 10, and is currently projected to jump from 48th to 36th in the FedExCup race.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 01:29:00 PM

Fabian Gomez caught fire with the flat stick en route to a 5-under-par 32-34=66 during round one of the Deutsche Bank Championship, joining Paul Casey with a share of the early lead.

The Argentine landed a less-than-average 11 greens in regulation, but made up for it with great putting. He splashed home six putts from outside eight feet, four of them coming from 14-to-20 feet. He walked off the course gaining 3.94 strokes putting. Gomez is no stranger to a low rounds at TPC Boston as he closed out the 2015 edition with a 7-under 64 to backdoor a T33 finish that week. The 37-year-old entered the week ranked 48th in the FedExCup race. He's safely into next week's BMW Championship but a strong finish could help him crack the field at East Lake for the first time in his career.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Argentina's Fabian Gomez enjoyed a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to reach the halfway point on 5-under 137, up 11 places to T6 with play still in progress.

The World No. 79 kicked off his week with a four-birdie three-bogey 70 on 11 (of 13) fairways and just nine greens in regulation. He improved to 14 GIR in R2 (11 fairways again) and carded a lone blemish with double bogey-6 at the 12th (failed scramble). The 37-year-old camouflaged that with six birdies, circling Nos. 1, 6, 10, 14, 17 and 18. His split featured three conversions from greater than 10 feet with a long of 28'1" at the par-4 14th.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 02:54:00 PM