HONOLULU – Fabian Gomez of Argentina closed with two birdies for an 8-under 62, and then made his 11th birdie of the day on the second playoff hole to beat Brandt Snedeker on Sunday in the Sony Open.
Gomez won for the second time on the PGA Tour, and this one was much tougher.
He ran off seven straight birdies in the middle of his round, let Snedeker back in the game with a pair of bogeys, and then holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and a birdie just over 20 feet from off the green on the 18th to finish at 20-under 260.
Snedeker made a 4-foot birdie on the 18th for a 66 to force the playoff. He missed a 10-foot birdie on the 18th to extend the playoff.