Esteban Toledo marked the Cinco de Mayo day celebrations by becoming the first Mexican winner in Champions Tour history, beating Mike Goodes with a par on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in the Insperity Championship.
The 50-year-old Toledo, making his ninth start on the 50-and-over tour, eagled the opening hole and finished with a 5-under 67 to match Goodes and Gene Sauers at 6-under 210 at The Woodlands Country Club. Goodes shot a 72, and Sauers - eliminated on the second playoff hole - had a 74.
Goodes shot a 72, and Sauers - eliminated on the second playoff hole with a double bogey- had a 74.
Cinco de Mayo marks the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, when Mexican troops defeated a French army of Napoleon III, then considered the mightiest military in the world. It is celebrated as a day of cultural pride by many Mexican Americans.
Toledo, seven strokes behind Sauers entering the round, earned $270,000 for his second victory in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. He also won the We...