If you haven’t heard of Fabián Gómez, you might be about to hear about him a lot more. And even if he never wins anything ever again, he’s made his own indelible mark on PGA Tour history. The winner of the FedEx St. Jude Classic put up a truly stellar performance to secure his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii last week. How many other golfers can boast of reeling out seven consecutive birdies?
Apparently, his birdie on the third hole was only the beginning of Gómez’s winning streak. After that, he made seven straight birdies from holes 6-12, the most impressive shot being a phenomenal tee shot on the par-3 11th hole that was almost a hole-in-one.
He faltered a little by bogeying holes 13 and 14 but brought his A-game back on the 17th and 18th holes.
When asked to explain his seven (!) strokes of amazing fortune, Gómez seems a little lost for words. “I don’t really remember [birdying] seven in a row. Maybe four or five, but not seven.” To think he did all that on autopilot, more or less. Either he was really in the zone or some benevolent deity was really smiling down upon him from the clear Hawaiian skies above.