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| ||Last year it was the first-ever PGA Tour sanctioned event in South America.
History was made, then it was made again with the champion. Steve Pate, a
two-time U.S. Ryder Cupper, became the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour
history in 2010. At the age of 48, Pate defeated Aaron Watkins in a two-hole
playoff for his first victory of any kind since the 1998 CVS Charity Classic,
the last of his six PGA Tour titles. After 11 odd years, Pate was almost
handed the title. Watkins had 96 feet for birdie on the second playoff hole
and did great to get his par putt to three feet. Watkins missed that putt and
Pate got his first trophy in 245 starts on both the PGA and Nationwide Tour.
Pate has a chance to become the first player in Nationwide Tour history to
successfully defend a title. There is no television for this event. The
Nationwide Tour returns in three weeks with the Louisiana Open, which was won
by Fabian Gomez in 2010.