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Cabrera rallies with pair of 64s, wins Greenbrier Classic

Final Round – PGA Tour – The Greenbrier Classic –The Old White TPC – White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia –

With a stretch that included consecutive birdies on the back nine at The Old White TPC followed by a hole-out for a two at the Par-4 13th, Argentina’s Angel Cabrera opened a three-shot lead and then held on to win the title at The Greenbrier Classic.

The two-time major champion won his first regular-season PGA Tour event shooting 6-under-64 to end up 16-under overall and two shots clear of George McNeill.

Billy Hurley III slept on the 54-hole lead, but struggled after an opening birdie at the first hole. He failed to stay in the mix shooting even par and finished T-4.

Cabrera, 90th in the world rankings and a proven champion with victories at the U.S. Open and the Masters (2009), used a third-round 64 to move into position to win the championship. At Ladbrokes.com, he was a 100-to-1 long shot to win this title.

McNeill, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, used an ace at the Par-3 8th hole to stage a monster charge into the lead at one point. He shot 61 Sunday.

Webb Simpson raced up the leader board to a solo third-place finish with his final-round 63. Webb had 10 three’s on his scorecard.

A host of players ended up T-4 at 9-under including Hurley III, Keegan Bradley, Chris Stroud and Brendon Todd.

Other Golf News:

  • Graeme McDowell (5-under overall) defended his title at the Alstom Open de France coming from eight shots back on Sunday. G-Mac was 20th in the Official World Golf Ranking heading into the event.
  • Heading into the week at Greenbrier, Kevin Na was second on the PGA Tour in Scrambling at more than 66 percent. Na made the cut but failed to contend.
  • Todd, a winner earlier this season at the HP Byron Nelson, is 5th on the PGA Tour in Scrambling and 4th in Putting Made from outside 20 feet. He logged another Top 10 this week at Greenbrier.
  • The PGA Tour hosts the John Deere Classic next week. Jordan Spieth is the defending champion becoming the first teenager to win on tour here last year since 1931.
  • England hosts the RICOH Women’s British Open Championship next week. Stacy Lewis, Rolex Ranking No. 1, is the defending champion.