This playoff turned out better for Angel Cabrera.
With a final-round, 7-under 64, Cabrera forced a playoff with Rafael Gomez, then prevailed on the first extra hole to receive a small (very small) consolation prize after last week’s disappointment. Cabrera shot even-par 284 (72-72-76-64) in the four-round, 139-player event.
It was an ideal homecoming for Cabrera, who calls this event – which he has now won eight times – his “fifth major.”
Over the last two years, he and Eduardo Romero have reconstructed all 18 greens at Cordoba Golf Club in Villa Allende, where Cabrera learned the game as a young caddie. He was born only a few blocks away from the club, and holds the course record there (11-under 60).