Cabrera wins Greenbrier with 64-64

Angel Cabrera played the weekend in 64-64 to claim his third PGA Tour victory, but first non-major, by two strokes over George McNeill in the Greenbrier Classic on the Old White TPC at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

The 44-year-old Cabrera, who captured the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont and the 2009 Masters, built a three-stroke lead by holing his second shot from 176 yards for an eagle on the 13th hole, and after bogeys on the next two holes, wrapped up the victory with a two-putt birdie at No. 17.

“I’m very happy that Argentina is doing so well (in the World Cup), but I really needed this,” Cabrera, who has won 52 times in his pro career, said through a translator. “It’s so nice to win again because I have been working hard.

“I hit the ball very solid and was under control this week. All the hard work I put in the last few weeks really paid off. I’m very happy.”

McNeill, seeking his third PGA Tour victory after winning the 2007 Open and the 2012 Puerto Rico Open, played well ahead of the 54-hole leaders and posted a blistering 9-under-par 61 that included a hole in one from 234 yards on the eighth hole.

Webb Simpson also played early and carded a 63 that left him six shots back in solo third.

Cameron Tringale of Laguna Niguel three-putted the final green for a bogey to close with a 69, but earned a spot in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in two weeks by tying for fourth with 54-hole leader Billy Hurley (73), Keegan Bradley (66), Bud Cauley (64), Chris Stroud (69), Brendon Todd (66) and Will Wilcox (69).

Masters champion Bubba Watson closed with a 69 and tied for 16th.

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