ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Argentinian two-time Major Champion, Angela Cabrera, and son Angel Cabrera Jr. fired a sensational bogey-free first round 59 (-13) to lead the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge at the halfway stage.
Playing in their first PNC Father/Son Challenge, Team Cabrera birdied the first hole before adding further gains on Nos. 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 to turn at 6-under-par before coming back in 29, including three closing birdies to break the magic 60 mark.
Eighteen-time Major winner, former Father/Son champion and the most decorated player in the all-star 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge field, Jack Nicklaus, is set to make his 16th appearance in the tournament and his first with 15-year-old Grandson, Gary “GT” Nicklaus.
At the age of 77, The Golden Bear joins Arnold Palmer as the only competitor to play alongside a grandson having usually played alongside his sons, Jack and Gary, on alternating years.
Duval Returns for PNC Father/Son Challenge Title Defense
Defending Champions David Duval and Nick Karavites return The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando quietly confident of defending the title they won in sensational fashion last year with a final round 62 (-10).
Lining up against a field including more than 500 victories across the PGA TOUR, European Tour and PGA TOUR Champions, 57 major championships and 9 World Golf Hall of Fame members, the pair took a look at the course today in the Pro-Am and continued to finalize their pre-tournament preparations ahead of the first round on Saturday, December 16.
Two-time Open Champion Greg Norman returns to the PNC Father/Son Challenge with his son, Greg, Jr., for the first time since 2008.
You’re returning to the PNC Father/Son Challenge this year for the first time since 2008. Have you and Greg, Jr. been practicing and strategizing in anticipation of the competition?
Yes, we have been practicing and have also played a few rounds in a scramble to prepare for the tournament format.
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington will make his PNC Father/Son Challenge debut next week alongside his son, Paddy.
This is your first time playing the PNC Father/Son Challenge - can you sum up your feelings on joining the event and playing alongside your son?
This will be my first time playing the PNC Father/Son Challenge so it’s interesting to see what it’ll be like. I’ve been asking a couple of the other guys who’ve played before about what it’s like but either way, I’m really looking forward to playing with my son. My son isn’t a big golfer at this moment
1997 Open Champion Justin Leonard makes his PNC Father/Son Challenge debut in 2017 as the first competitor to play alongside his father. Leonard, who was part of the NBC/Golf Channel broadcast team at last year’s event, will tee it up alongside his father, Larry.