Height: 5 ft 8 in
Born: October 27, 1978
Year Turned Pro: 2001
Birthplace: Chaco, Argentina
Fabian Gomez, a native of Argentina, has won 13 tournaments since turning professional in 2001.
Gomez’s career began on the Tour de las Americas and the Argentine TPG Tour. Gomez won three times on each of these tours and placed second in two high-profile tournaments on these tours – the 2006 Chaco Open and the 2007 Venezuela Open.
This helped propel Gomez to play golf in America. In 2010, Gomez won the Chitimacha Louisiana Open after firing a final round 64, good for a 6-stroke victory. Gomez kept up his consistent play on the Nationwide that year and found himself in 12th place on the year-end money list. This result was good enough to earn Gomez a tour card for the 2011 PGA Tour.
Gomez had some good performances in 2011; recording three Top 20’s including a tie for 7th place at the Puerto Rico Open. Unfortunately, he ended up 157th on the money list and lost his PGA tour card for the 2012 season.
It was back to the Nationwide Tour for Gomez who finished 55th on the year money list and thus had to return to PGA qualifying school in an effort to re-gain his PGA playing privileges. Gomez finished the qualifying tournament 21 under par, good for 10th place and a return to the PGA tour for the 2013 season.
In 2013, Gomez made 10 of 23 cuts and again headed back to the Web.com Tour which had taken over sponsorship of golf’s top minor league circuit from Nationwide. The boomerang effect continued as Gomez played well enough during the course of the season to qualify for a third time for his PGA credentials.
Finally, in June 2015, Gomez broke through big time, winning the Fed Ex St. Jude Classic. The victory also qualified him for his first professional Major at the PGA Championship and an invitation to the 2016 Masters Tournament.