Cabrera rebounds with PGA Tour Latinoamerica win


This playoff turned out better for Angel Cabrera.

A week after being edged by Adam Scott in the Masters, the Argentine returned to his roots at the Abierto OSDE del Centro, this week’s stop on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

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).