- POSTED: 07 Jul 2014 09:38
Former Masters champion Angel Cabrera won his first non-major tournament on US soil on Sunday by capturing the Greenbrier Classic by two strokes.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, United States: Former Masters champion Angel Cabrera won his first non-major tournament on US soil on Sunday by capturing the Greenbrier Classic by two strokes.
The 44-year-old Argentinian tapped in on 18 for his second-straight six-under 64 to finish at 16-under 264 and beat runner-up George McNeill in the $6.5 million USPGA Tour tournament.
The two-time major championship winner Cabrera won his first event since claiming the 2009 Masters. His first major championship was the 2007 US Open.
Cabrera entered the final round just two shots adrift of third round leader Billy Hurley but Cabrera had history on his side, as the previous two winners had rallied from four shots back.
His round included an eagle on the par-four 13th and six birdies at The Old White Course.
Cabrera has a reputation of doing well in majors but not regular PGA Tour events. He came agonizingly close to victory at last year's Masters, losing in a sudden death playoff to Australia's Adam Scott.
He has just three wins on the European Tour with his most recent being the 2005 BMW Championship.
McNeill fired the low round of the day with his nine-under 61 to finish at minus-14. On his front nine, McNeill birdied four in a row and followed that with a hole-in-one at No. 8.
Webb Simpson shot a seven-under 63 and he ended alone in third at 10-under 270.
Bud Cauley also had a hole-in-one on the 18th en route to a six-under 64. He ended in a share of fourth place at minus-nine. Cauley was joined by Chris Stroud (69), Hurley (73), Brendon Todd (66), Keegan Bradley (66), Cameron Tringale (69) and Will Wilcox (69).