Angel Cabrera and son Angel Cabrera Jr. shot a final round 12-under 60 to secure the PNC Father/Son Challenge by three shots in their debut at the event. The Cabreras opened with a 59 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club to set up the win and never looked back as they charged to victory over defending champions team Duval, and team Langer. The Cabreras won $200,000 for first place. Funnily enough, Cabrera wasn’t even in the field until two-time U.S. Open Champion Curtis Strange and his son Tom, had to withdraw, freeing up a spot for the Cabreras. Lucky!
Angel Cabrera Jr., who has played on both the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and the Mackenzie Tour, said, “There is no comparison to any tournament I’ve played in the past, its been so special here.” His father, the two-time major winner said: “To play alongside all the legends … as well as playing alongside my son, has been the greatest week of the year.” Langer, a three-time Father/Son Challenge champion, alternates his partner between daughter Christina and 17-year-old son Jason. He may have a tough decision to make for next year’s event after Jason’s birdie putt on 18 secured second place for Team Langer. Talk about an awkward Christmas dinner!
Meanwhile, Jack Nicklaus played with his grandson for the first time, Gary “GT” Nicklaus, and holed out for birdie on 18 to finish with 64, tied for 15th.