Miguel Ángel Carballo
|Miguel Ángel Carballo|
|Full name||Miguel Ángel Carballo|
22 March 1979 |
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12.6 st)|
|Residence||Bahía Blanca, Argentina|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour
Tour de las Américas
|Number of wins by tour|
Miguel Ángel Carballo (born 22 March 1979) is an Argentine professional golfer. Known affectionately as "El Tati", Carballo was the first Argentine to win on the Nationwide Tour. He has played on several Tours in his career, including the Web.com Tour (2007–11, 2013–14), European Tour (2006), Challenge Tour (2004–05), Tour de las Américas from (2003–04) and the Tour Argentino (2002–03). He played on the PGA Tour in 2012 and 2014.
Carballo made the cut in 17 of 25 starts during his rookie season on the 2007 Nationwide Tour and finished the season No. 31 on the money list, with $177,712. He won the season-opening Movistar Panama Championship in his first-ever Nationwide Tour start, earning full status on Tour through the end of the 2008 season. He gained entry into the field by being one of the top-eight players on the Tour de las Américas Order of Merit.
Carballo posted his first professional victory at the 2006 Abierto Telefonica de Guatemala, a co-sanctioned event on the Challenge Tour and the Tour de las Américas. He earned his European Tour card for the first time by staging a phenomenal comeback at the 108-hole European Tour Qualifying School in 2005, posting a birdie, hole-in-one, birdie finish on the final three holes to gain playing privileges.
By ranking 10th on the Nationwide Tour's money list in 2011, Carballo earned his PGA Tour card for 2012. He made only 13 cuts in 25 starts and failed to retain his card for 2013. He returned to the now-renamed Web.com Tour for 2013 and finished 23rd on the regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card.
He was awarded the 2011 Olimpia de Plata by the Argentine Sports Journalists' Circle.
Professional wins (4)
Nationwide Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||28 Jan 2007||Movistar Panama Championship||–6 (69-67-73-71=276)||2 strokes|| Hunter Haas, Jim McGovern
|2||9 Oct 2011||Children's Hospital Classic||–24 (69-66-65-64=264)||2 strokes||Brice Garnett|
Challenge Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||5 Feb 2006||Abierto Telefonica de Guatemala||–15 (66-66-71-70=273)||Playoff||Gustavo Rojas|
Other wins (1)
- 2014 Abierto del Litoral
- 2005 European Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2011 Nationwide Tour graduates
- 2013 Web.com Tour Finals graduates
- 2015 Web.com Tour Finals graduates
- 2016 Web.com Tour Finals graduates