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Fabian Gomez defeats Brandt Snedeker in playoff to win Sony Open

Fabian Gomez defeats Brandt Snedeker in playoff to win Sony Open

Fabian Gomez of Argentina closed with two birdies for an eight-under 62, and then made his 11th birdie of the day on the second playoff hole to beat Brandt Snedeker on Sunday at the Sony Open in Honolulu.

Gomez won for the second time on the PGA Tour, and this one was much tougher.

Starting the final round four shots behind, the 37-year-old Gomez ran off seven straight birdies in the middle his round, let Snedeker back in the tournament with a pair of bogeys, and then holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and a 20-foot birdie from just off the 18th green to finish at 20-under 260.

Snedeker made a four-foot birdie on the 18th for a 66 to force the...

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