Angel Cabrera’s streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour is officially over.
The 44-year-old Argentine won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first victory in a tournament other than a major.
Cabrera earned the victory by closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke to defeat a heavy-hearted George McNeill.
Cabrera, whose only other PGA Tour victories came in the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters, built a three-shot lead before making things interesting with a pair of late bogeys. He finished at 16-under 264 and now has another green jacket — that as Greenbrier Classic champion.
Cabrera had no top 10-finishes this season entering the tournament but had everything working Sunday, hammering drives and approach shots with precision and coming up with clutch putts, especially on the back nine.
“This was a great opportunity,” Cabrera said through an interpreter. “I wanted it. I needed to win a tournament. I felt under control today out there, and I didn’t want to let it get away from me.”
Webb Simpson had a 63 to finish third at 10 under.
Cabrera won $1.17 million and is projected to improve from 158th to 54th in the FedEx Cup standings. McNeill would move from 60th to 29th.