Cabrera wins on PGA Tour Latinoamerica

Angel Cabrera during the final round of the Masters Sunday at Augusta National.
Angel Cabrera during the final round of the Masters Sunday at Augusta National. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Angel Cabrera won the playoff this time. Cabrera won PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s 82° Abierto OSDE del Centro one week after his runner-up finish at the Masters. This week’s event was held at the course where Cabrera learned the game, Cordoba (Argentina) Golf Club.

Cabrera started the final round in 21st place after shooting a third-round 76, but closed with a 64, including an eagle at the par-4 18th, to tie Rafael Gomez at even-par 284. Cabrera won with a birdie on the first extra hole. His final-round 64 was the low round of the day by three shots.

Cabrera finished second at last week’s Masters. He birdied the 18th hole to tie Adam Scott, then lost to Scott’s birdie on the second playoff hole. Cabrera won the 2009 Masters, as well as the 2007 U.S. Open.

He has made two starts on PGA Tour Latinoamerica since its creation last year. He won them both, claiming last year’s Argentina Open. Former Florida All-American Andres Echavarria, the 2011 SEC champion, and former Rice golfer Michael Buttacavoli finished third at the Abierto OSDE del Centro at 5-over 289, five shots behind Cabrera and Gomez.

Cabrera’s son, Federico, finished 64th at 27-over 311 (77-73-80-81). Another son, Angel Cabrera Jr., missed the cut after shooting 80-75.