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Miguel Ángel Carballo
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Carballo
Nickname El Tati
Born 22 March 1979 (1979-03-22) (age 42)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12.6 st)
Nationality  Argentina
Residence Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Career
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Web.com Tour
European Tour
Tour de las Américas
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour 1
Web.com Tour 2
Challenge Tour 1
Other 3

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.

Career

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.

After struggling on the PGA Tour, Carballo played on the Asian Development Tour in 2018, where he had won the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament in Indonesia and led the Order of Merit to earn promotion to the Asian Tour. He also won on the 2019 Asian Development Tour, taking the Singha Laguna Phuket Open, an event co-sanctioned with the All Thailand Golf Tour. In September 2019, he won his first Asian Tour event, the Bank BRI Indonesia Open.

Professional wins (7)

Asian Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 1 Sep 2019 Bank BRI Indonesia Open −17 (69-69-66-67=271) 3 strokes South Korea Chang Yi-keun

Web.com 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 United States Hunter Haas, United States Jim McGovern,
United States Patrick Sheehan
2 9 Oct 2011 Children's Hospital Classic −24 (69-66-65-64=264) 2 strokes United States Brice Garnett

Web.com Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2011 Soboba Golf Classic United States Andres Gonzales, United States Ted Potter Jr. Potter won with birdie on second extra hole
Carballo eliminated by birdie on first hole
2 2015 Rex Hospital Open United States Patton Kizzire, United States Kyle Thompson Thompson won with birdie on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 5 Feb 2006 Abierto Movistar Guatemala Open1 −15 (66-66-71-70=273) Playoff Argentina Gustavo Rojas

1Co-sanctioned by the Tour de las Américas

Challenge Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Abierto Movistar Guatemala Open Argentina Gustavo Rojas Won with birdie on first extra hole

Tour de las Américas wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 5 Feb 2006 Abierto Movistar Guatemala Open1 −15 (66-66-71-70=273) Playoff Argentina Gustavo Rojas

1Co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour

Asian Development Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 25 Aug 2018 Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament −16 (68-68-72-64=272) Playoff Malaysia Amir Nazrin, Thailand Poom Pattaropong
2 19 May 2019 Singha Laguna Phuket Open1 −15 (65-68-68-64=265) Playoff Thailand Chinnarat Phadungsil, South Korea Kim Joo-hyung

1Co-sanctioned by the All Thailand Golf Tour

Other wins (1)

  • 2014 Abierto del Litoral
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