Argentina

Argentina (Wikipedia)

Argentinian Roberto De Vicenzo is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame

Roberto De Vicenzo (Wiki)

Surprisingly Roberto De Vicenzo is the only Hall of Fame member on my route through Mexico, Central and South America! Another Argentinian named Angel Cabrera will surely follow Roberto into the Hall.

I was there at the Masters in 1992 watching the playoff with Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. He and Perry were the last group in our live internet par 3 coverage. Cabrera’s birdie putt on 16, after Perry had stuffed it in for his own deuce, was the signal I saw that Cabrera could win the tournament. I hustled up the hill from the television compound to catch the end of regulation on 18. Same thing in 2013 when surprisingly he lost to an Adam Scott birdie in the playoff. Along with his 2007 U.S. Open win at Oakmont, that’s two majors and Hall-worthy in the mind of most golfers.

I hope to interview Angel in his native Argentina. It would be an honor to get his views on competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in nearby Rio de Janeiro. He is a veteran competitor on the International Team in four Presidents Cups. To play Córdoba Country Club where he became a caddy at age 10 would be a real treat!

Argentina’s Eduardo Romero has won two majors on the Champions Tour

Angel Cabrera (Official Site)

Angel Cabrera (Wiki)

 

Other contacts that are developing in Argentina:

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Wikipedia)

Golf Courses in Argentina

Argentina Golf Association

Argentina is an International Golf Federation (IGF) member.

Argentine Wine

The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world.