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Blair Comes Up Short by One Stroke at Sony
Zac Blair didn’t win the Sony Open, but he went through a refiner’s fire that didn’t leave any scars and he grew at least an inch in stature on the PGA Tour.
He went into the final round as co-leader and missed being part of a playoff by a whisker. On that final hole he needed an eagle to make the playoff and after hitting his critical fairway wood he exclaimed unabashedly to his caddie, “Oh, that is so good,” and it was. It put him in position for the eagle he needed and he stroked a seemingly perfect putt that skimmed the edge and he had to settle for third place.
The thoroughly composed final round for the ‘almost rookie’ was impressive and will likely provide him a confidence boost for the coming season. Last year was his rookie year, but it is still early in this new season. Blair shot 65-65-64-67-261, 17 under par.
Brandt Snedeker and Fabian Gomez finished one shot ahead of Blair. Gomez turned in a fabulous final round that included seven straight birdies, a golf rarity, even for PGA professionals. Gomez birdied the first playoff hole to win the title.
Although out of the limelight Daniel Summerhays also had a good tournament as he finished in 13th place on rounds of 67-65-70-66-268. Tony Finau had a hot opening round of 65, but lost ground each day the next three days, shooting 65-69-68-72-274.
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