The fantastic shot that propelled Angel Cabrera to a PGA win

Angel Cabrera of Argentina acknowledges the crowd after winning the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 6, 2014 in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Apparently, Angel Cabrera can win something other than a major tournament. And he can do it in style.

Cabrera shot back-to-back 64s on Saturday and Sunday to win the Greenbrier Classic by two strokes. Cabrera’s two previous victories on the PGA Tour came at the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2009 Masters, so perhaps this one won’t prove to be his most memorable win, but the Argentine did hit at least one very memorable shot Sunday.

The 13th hole at Old White TPC is modeled on the famous 2nd hole, named “The Alps,” at Scotland’s legendary Prestwick Golf Club (it is now the 17th hole there, for what it’s worth). It played as the most difficult hole on the course, with an average score of 4.2 on the 492-yard, uphill par-4.

Well, Cabrera had no difficulty with it at all. His approach shot, from 175 yards, hit the green softly, took a couple of hops and rolled right in. Eagle and a delighted fist-pump for Cabrera, not to mention a total score of 17-under and a three-shot lead in the tournament.

Cabrera would give back a couple of strokes with bogeys on the next two holes, but he righted the ship and held on for the win and a $1.2 million check.

Given how the World Cup has unfolded so far, it’s turning out to be quite a spell for Argentinian sports.

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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Marissa Payne · July 6, 2014

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