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Cabreras win Father-Son Challenge in Orlando

ORLANDO — Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. closed with 12-under 60 for a three-shot victory Sunday in their debut at the Father-Son Challenge.

"This is certainly my best week of the year," said Cabrera, 48, who has one of the best nicknames on tour, El Pato ("The Duck") due to his waddling gait. "To play alongside all the legends … as well as playing alongside my son has been the greatest weeks of the year."

The Cabreras opened with 59 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and were challenged briefly by the defending champions, David Duval and Nick Karavites, in the scramble format. The Argentines went out in 30, and they had a two-shot lead when Cabrera's 26-year-old son came within an inch of chipping in for eagle on the final hole.

They finished at 25-under 119 for a three-shot victory over Duval and Karavites, and Bernhard and Jason Langer. The Langer team won in 2014.

Mark and Shaun O'Meara tied for fourth at 21 under with Jerry and Wesley Pate.

Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion and 2007 U.S. Open champion, wasn't even in the field until Curtis Strange and his son Tom had to withdraw.

Duval, 46, and his stepson went out in 28, but the Cabreras regained control by starting the back nine with back-to-back birdies, then making birdies on the 13th, 14th and 16th. The final birdie allowed them to tie the tournament scoring record.

The popular 20-team event is for players who have won a major or the Players Championship. It is a scramble format both days. Jack Nicklaus, 77, played with his 15-year-old grandson, G.T. They closed with 64 and tied for 15th.

Cabreras win Father-Son Challenge in Orlando 12/17/17 [Last modified: Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:19pm]
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