Argentina's Angel Cabrera edged out favorites Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk in the final round at Oakmont Country Club yesterday, to become the fourth straight foreigner to win the US Open. Cabrera, a chain-smoking 37-year old former caddy, sank two birdies in the back nine to stop Woods, who couldn't beat par on the final three holes, by a single stroke.
Furyk could have forced a playoff with par on the sandy 18th, but went one over. "Probably tomorrow, when I wake up with this trophy beside me, I will realize I won the U.S. Open," Cabrera remarked. The real winner at Oakmont was Oakmont, though: There were only 8 rounds under par the entire weekend, and Cabrera finished 5 strokes over.