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June 15, 2015

Fabian Gomez?! Why the PGA Tour's crazy streak of unlikely winners isn't as crazy as you think

Starting with the Masters, the PGA Tour saw this list of winners for a seven-week stretch: Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Chris Kirk. Talk about a who's who of the game's biggest stars.

But in the three weeks since Kirk's win at Colonial, it's been more of a who's. . . who?

On Sunday, Fabian Gomez, ranked 288th in the Official World Golf Ranking, won his first PGA Tour title at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. The week before it was 212th-ranked David Lingmerth topping Rose in a playoff at the Memorial for his maiden victory. And the previous Sunday, it was No. 127 Steven Bowditch's turn to win at the AT&T Byron Nelson.