The PGA Tour Argentinean player, wins its second blue Jacket at the Olivos Golf Club
It was a true battle of titans the definition of 23 º Masters Tournament Personal Cup at the Olivos Golf Club. Argentina’s two best players this season showed their excellent moment and gave a perfect closure to this event, which every year growing in importance in Latin America. Fabián Gomez and Andrés Romero played 18 holes of pure emotion, but finally the golfer from Tucuman won with a closing round of 68 strokes (-3) and 271 (-13), for achieving its second blue jacket (first was in 2006).
“I came focused on wining this tournament and luckily made it happen. I knew it would be hard for the competitive group of players participating but I recovered well after the flu last week and I beat a very good player as Fabian has had an excellent year “said Pigu. “I started a little nervous, especially after the three putts at 1st and although I could not hit very well, made some important birdies at exact moments,” added the PGA Tour player.
After Gómez eagled par 5 hole 1 (from 4 yards after a great second shot) the advantage was reduced to the minimal difference. But then he (closing 70 shots today) failed on 5 and 6 and made a bad shot on the par-3 7th “Do not hit the irons well and I am not happy with my game this Sunday but if I make a balance at the Olivos Golf Club this week was very positive because both in my participation on this tournament: last won in 2008 and today I was second,” Fabian Gomez said, brand new player on the PGA Tour, which ended five strokes behind the champion.
In the last nine, game development has not changed much. The course did not help to see big shots (the greens were very hard and fast and from tim3 to time the wind appeared in bursts) and Romero knew that the definition was in his hands. Gomez was the one who had no risk and then down to 15 (signature hole) despite having missed a good chance at 16 and said goodbye to the tournament.
But “Pigu” had more to give and it made clear in the tough par 3, 17. Hit a bad shot in the left bunker, worst part of the hole, and from there he holed it! Showing a magic touch typical from special players. The explosion of the people after that birdie from the sand rang in the ears of Gomez at that point and was fighting for second place, because despite the effort in the end he finalized after Cesar Costilla and defending champion Tom Lehman, who once again demonstrated its commitment to the tournament not only with their presence but also with respect for the organizers and the public.
The American was one of the greatest ovations of the day on the green on 18 and admiration of the large number of spectators who arrived at the Olivos Golf Club.
With a perfect organization of Golf Play and club seat and under the watchful eyes of directors of PGA Tour (the tour’s largest planet will land soon in Latin America), finished the 23th edition of the Masters Tournament, where the winner also equaled the championship record. Players, managers, sponsors, organizers, the public, Olivos Golf Club and good weather were the key to closing a perfect event.