Saturday, October 13, 2007

PATO Cabrera Reach Match Play Final

So we are going to have a two part of Argentina vs. South Africa this Sunday.

US Open champion Angel CABRERA produced a sublime putting performance to go through to the final of the £1million-pound HSBC World Match Play Championship with a 2 & 1 victory over debutant Hunter MAHAN.
Despite a late rally from the valiant American, the 38-year-old Argentinian produced nine birdies and two eagles to set up a fascinating encounter with South Africans six-time champion Ernie “The Big Easy” ELS.

It was remarkable ending on the nail biting 34th, the Argentinian missed a 30-foot putt for victory but an under-pressure MAHAN holed from the fringe to lie just two down with two to play - to the delight of the crowd.
However, CABRERA's consistency showed in the end as he putted from five feet to tie the 35th hole and win the match 2 & 1 to go through to the million-pound final and end the American's plucky debut run.


Seba said...

Unlucky for CABRERA. He lost in the final against South African Ernie ELS (hope we can get a revenge later today and beat the Springboks).

Well done for Pato anyway. A great year for him.

John said...

Well at least, he walks away with a big cheque book.....400,000 pounds!!!