Cabrera Wins Greenbrier Classic; 4 Withdraw From U.S. Senior Open
Monday Jul 07, 2014 12:00am
Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic
(WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WV) – Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour. The 44-year-old Argentine won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first victory in a tournament other than a major, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over 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. McNeill shot a season-best 61 for his fourth top-10 of the season and first since mid-March. But he'll put golf on hold for a few weeks. Golf Channel reported that his older sister, Michele McNeill, died of cancer Sunday morning and the player was informed after his round was over. Webb Simpson had a 63 to finish third at 10 under.
Mize, Couples withdraw from U.S. Senior Open
(EDMOND, OK) – Larry Mize and Fred Couples were among some of the big names that announced over the weekend they were withdrawing from the U.S. Senior Open. Mize and Couple are out due to back injuries. Craig Stadler also withdrew because of a back injury while Graham Marsh pulled out because of an undisclosed injury. They will be replaced by Ken Martin, John Harris, David Ishii and Bruce Vaughn.