Ángel Cabrera

ׁngel Cabrera
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Cabrera in 2007
Personal information
Full nameׁngel Cabrera
NicknameEl Pato (The Duck)
Born(1969-09-12) 12 September 1969 (age 47)
C׳rdoba, Argentina
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality Argentina
ResidenceC׳rdoba, Argentina
ChildrenFederico, ׁngel
Turned professional1989
Current tour(s)PGA Tour (past champion status; joined 2007)
Former tour(s)European Tour (joined 1996)
Professional wins51
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
European Tour5
Asian Tour1
Best results in major championships
(wins: 2)
Masters TournamentWon: 2009
U.S. OpenWon: 2007
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1999
PGA ChampionshipT19: 2000


Ángel Cabrera (pronounced [ˈaŋxel kaˈβɾeɾa]; given birth to 12 Sept 1969) can be an Argentine professional golfer who takes on on both Western Tour and PGA Tour. He’s known affectionately as “Un Pato” in Spanish (“The Duck”) for his waddling gait. He’s a two-time main champ, with wins in the U.S. Open up in 2007 as well as the Masters in ’09 2009; he was the first (in support of) Argentine to earn either. He also dropped in an abrupt death playoff in the Experts in 2013.


Delivered in Córdoba, Argentina, Cabrera's dad, Miguel, was a handyman, and his mom worked being a maid. He was 3 or 4 when his parents split and was still left in the treatment of his paternal grandmother. Cabrera remained with her until he was 16, when he transferred in a few foot away, to the home of Silvia, twelve years his mature, and a mom of four guys. That they had a kid, Federico, accompanied by another, Ángel.When Cabrera was 10, he became a caddy on the Córdoba Nation Membership, which he says nearly became his house. He learned golfing playing against various other caddies for the money. His brutal determination and effective swing soon captured the attention of members, among whom, Juan Cruz Molina, an area property magnate, bought him his initial set of night clubs when he was 16.Along with his stocky body and habit of smoking at every hole, Cabrera cut a unique body in the course. He's also known as having one of the primary swings in the overall game. His kid Federico became a specialist golfer in 2008 and inserted the PGA Tour's qualifying college in 2011, but was removed in the next stage. His various other kid, Ángel, became a specialist in 2012 and became a member of the Canadian Tour. The elder Ángel and his sons also compete on PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

Professional career

Early career

Cabrera turned professional in age 20 and his initial three visits towards the Euro Tour Qualifying College were unsuccessful. On his 4th trip in 1995, made out of Molina's economic assistance, he experienced for membership from the Western european Tour in 1996. Cabrera maintained his card easily in his initial three periods and improved significantly to tenth in the Purchase of Merit in 1999. He provides since completed in the very best 15 from the Purchase of Merit on seven events, with a greatest placing of 5th in 2005.

European Tour wins

Cabrera's first Western Tour get was the 2001 Argentine Open up, that was sanctioned from the Western Tour on the one-time basis that 12 months. In 2005, he received the BMW Tournament, the most exclusive event around the Western Tour beyond your majors as well as the Globe Golf Championships. Nevertheless, it was just his third Western european Tour earn, a tally that was probably disappointing provided his consistent type for the tour. At that time, Cabrera got also earned seven non-European Tour occasions in Latin America, where in fact the regular of play is a lot lower than for the Western european Tour.Cabrera featured a highest of 9th in the state World Golf Position on 2 Oct 2005. He was the top-ranked Latin American participant for several years prior to the emerging couple of Andrés Romero and Camilo Villegas earned PGA Tour competitions in 2008. Cabrera gained enough cash ($623,504) for the PGA Tour in 2006 playing being a nonmember to earn a tour credit card for 2007. He provides played nearly full-time in 2007, 2008, and 2009.In '09 2009, Cabrera announced partnership with Gary Participant Design to collaborate on the course design business using a focus in Latin America. This coincides with golfing, the Olympics and Brazil arriving jointly in 2016.

2007 U.S. Open win

Cabrera won his initial major tournament in the 2007 U.S. Open up at Oakmont near Pittsburgh. He completed the competition at 5-over, topping runners-up PADRAIG HARRINGTON and Jim Furyk by one heart stroke. Cabrera entered the 3rd round as the first choice at actually par, after completing the first around at 1-under, and capturing 1-over on the next day time. He struggled through the third circular, completing 6 strokes over par, placing him 4 strokes behind Aaron Baddeley and two behind Woods. Cabrera rebounded and returned strong for the last day time. He birdied among the longest par-3 openings in major tournament background when he sunk a 20-feet (6 m) putt in the 8th opening, which played in an extended 300 back yards (274 m) on Weekend. Cabrera completed one heart stroke under par, getting him right down to 5-over (285) for the tournament, sufficient to protected his first profession major triumph. At a post-round interview Cabrera stated "Well, there are a few players which have psychologists, some possess sportologists, I smoke cigarettes."Cabrera became the initial Argentine participant to get the U.S. Open up and the next to win a significant, becoming a member of Roberto De Vicenzo, who earned the British Open up in 1967 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake). Cabrera received the 2007 Olimpia de Oro ("Golden Olympia") as Argentina's sportsperson of the entire year.

2009 Masters win

Cabrera won the Experts Tournament in '09 2009 inside a three-way sudden-death playoff, viewing off Chad Campbell following the initial playoff opening, and defeating Kenny Perry on the next. Around the 1st playoff opening, the 18th, Cabrera skipped right from the fairway, departing his ball stymied straight behind a tree. On his second shot, he strike a shot ideal from the tree that could have delivered the baseball onto the 10th opening fairway, but finished up striking another tree about 30 back yards (27 m) ahead, jumping still left and settling in the heart of the 18th fairway. He and Perry both got up-and-down for par, while Campbell skipped his 4-feet (1.2 m) par putt and was eliminated. On the next playoff opening, the 10th, Cabrera produced par to beat Perry, getting the 1st Argentine to earn the Experts. He was the lowest-ranked golfer to earn the Experts, having been rated 69th prior to the tournament.Cabrera is among three dynamic PGA Tour users who've won both U.S. Open up and the Experts by 2015; others are PADRAIG HARRINGTON and Jordan Spieth.Cabrera struggled with accidental injuries throughout a lot of the 2010 time of year and was forced to miss several occasions after undergoing medical procedures.


In 2011, Cabrera is at the mix to win another Green Coat at Augusta when he is at the ultimate pairing on Weekend, 4 strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy. Cabrera began the circular solidly as well as linked for the business lead at one stage during the evening, but bogeys on 12 and 16 derailed his possibilities. He posted your final around 71 which positioned him in lone seventh, five strokes behind the South African Charl Schwartzel. This is however Cabrera's greatest finish in a significant competition since his regain in '09 2009. He skipped the cut in the years various other three main championships and didn't qualify for the growing season finishing FedEx Glass playoffs, completing 154th in the standings. His greatest finish of the growing season was a T6 in the fall period on the McGladrey Classic.


On the Masters in 2013, Cabrera was again in the ultimate pairing on Sunday. After going for a two shot business lead on leading nine, Cabrera proceeded to reduce the business lead and after failing woefully to birdie the par-5 15th and was two pictures behind head Jason Day. Time after that bogeyed two openings in succession so when Cabrera produced a 20-feet putt for birdie on the 16th he linked Adam Scott and Time briefly for the lead. As Cabrera stood in the 18th fairway, up forward in the green and playing in the penultimate group, Scott holed a birdie putt to consider the business lead. Cabrera strike a 163-lawn (149 m) 7-iron to 3 foot (0.9 m) and knocked in the putt to power a playoff. In the initial playoff gap, Scott's second shot was 160 back yards (146 m) out, but rolled cool off the front from the green. Cabrera's second shot also emerged up short, moving cool off the green and arriving at rest behind Scott's ball. Cabrera's chip simply slid with the gap. Both players after that produced par sending them onto the 10th for the next playoff gap. Scott and Cabrera strike their tee pictures in the fairway and matched up one another with approach pictures which landed in the green offering both birdie possibilities, Cabrera with 18 foot (5 m) uphill and Scott a downhill to still left 12 footer. Cabrera's putt was a convert away from falling in, offering Scott an opportunity to win along with his putt. Scott produced the putt defeating Cabrera and getting Australia their initial ever green coat.Although Cabrera was fully exempt in the PGA Tour, he occasionally competed in Argentinian events on PGA Tour Latinoamérica, a developmental tour in Latin America whose 2013 associates included former PGA Tour winners Carlos Franco and Ted Purdy. Cabrera gained the 2012 Visa Open up de Argentina as well as the 2013 Abierto del Centro.


Cabrera won the Greenbrier Common in Western world Virginia on 6 July 2014, his initial PGA Tour success since claiming the green coat in '09 2009. It had been his third earn in america, but his initial nonmajor win in the PGA Tour. Cabrera shot a six-under-par 64 on both Sunday and Weekend to protected the title, earning $1.17 million


Cabrera had a straight down year in the 2015 PGA Tour period. He completed in the best-25 only double and finished up 170th in the PGA Tour's cash list.

Team golf career

Cabrera was an associate from the international squad in the Presidents Glass in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2013.

Professional wins (51)

PGA Tour wins (3)

Legend Main championships (2) Other PGA Tour (1) Zero. Date Tournament Being successful rating To par Margin of success Runners-up 1 17 Jun 2007 U.S. Open up 69-71-76-69=285 +5 1 heart stroke Jim Furyk, PADRAIG HARRINGTON 2 12 Apr 2009 Experts Competition 68-68-69-71=276 −12 Playoff Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry 3 6 July 2014 Greenbrier Traditional 68-68-64-64=264 −16 2 strokes George McNeillPGA Tour playoff record (1–1) Zero. Year Competition Opponent(s) Result 1 2009 Experts Competition Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry Won with par on second extra gap Campbell removed with par on initial gap 2 2013 Experts Competition Adam Scott Shed to birdie on second extra hole

European Tour wins (5)

Legend Main championships (2) BMW PGA Championships (1) Other Euro Tour (2) Zero. Date Tournament Being successful rating To par Margin of success Runner(s)-up 1 1 Apr 2001 Open up de Argentina 67-65-69-67=268 −12 2 strokes Carl Pettersson 2 12 Might 2002 Benson & Hedges International Open up 68-73-68-69=278 −10 1 heart stroke Barry Street 3 29 Might 2005 BMW Tournament 70-70-66-67=273 −15 2 strokes Paul McGinley 4 17 Jun 2007 U.S. Open up 69-71-76-69=285 +5 1 heart stroke Jim Furyk, PADRAIG HARRINGTON 5 12 Apr 2009 Experts Competition 68-68-69-71=276 −12 Playoff Chad Campbell, Kenny PerryCo-sanctioned using the Argentine TourWestern european Tour playoff record (1–2) No. Calendar year Competition Opponent(s) Result 1 2005 Deutsche Loan provider Players Tournament of European countries Niclas Fasth Shed to birdie on third extra gap 2 2009 Experts Competition Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry Won with par on second extra gap Campbell removed by par on initial gap 3 2013 Experts Competition Adam Scott Shed to birdie on second extra hole

Asian Tour wins (1)

No. Date Competition Winning rating To par Margin of success Runner-up 1 4 Nov 2007 Barclays Singapore Open up 71-63-70-72=276 −8 1 heart stroke Vijay Singh

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (2)

No. Date Competition Winning rating To par Margin of triumph Runner(s)-up 1 16 December 2012 Visa Open up de Argentina 65-70-71-64=270 −8 4 strokes Miguel Carballo, Óscar tissue Fraustro 2 21 Apr 2013 Abierto del Centro 72-72-76-64=284 E Playoff Rafael Gómez

Argentine Tour wins (28)

1991 NORTH PARK Grand Prix 1992 Norpatagonico Open up 1994 Villa Gessel Grand Prix, South Open up, Center Open up, Nautico Hacoaj Grand Prix 1995 Abierto del Litoral 1996 South Open up, Santiago del Estero Open up 1997 Center Open up 1998 Argentine PGA Tournament 1999 Argentine Experts (TLA) 2000 Middle Open up, Bariloche Match Play, Desafio de Maestros 2001 Middle Open, Argentine Experts (TLA), Argentine Open up 2002 Argentine Open up (TLA), Argentine PGA Tournament 2004 South Open up (TLA), North Open up 2005 Center Open up, North Open up, Argentine Experts (TLA) 2006 Middle Open up (TLA) 2007 Middle Open up (TLA), Argentine Experts (TLA)(Co-sanctioned using the European Tour)

Cordoba Tour wins (6)

2001 (2) Ascochingas Tournament, La Cumbre Tournament 2002 (2) Rio Cuarto Tournament, Todas las Delicias Tournament 2008 (1) Cordoba PGA Tournament 2009 (1) Angel Cabrera Tour 2nd Tournament

Other wins (9)

1995 (2) Paraguay Open up, El Rodeo Open up (Colombia) 1996 (2) Volvo Experts of Latin America (Brazil), Viña del Mar Open up (Chile) 1998 (1) Brazil Open up 1999 (1) Brazil Open up 2007 (1) PGA Grand Slam of Golfing 2009 (1) Gary Participant Invitational (with Tony Johnstone) 2012 (1) Euromayor Cabrera Basic (TPG)

Major championships

Wins (2)

Year Tournament 54 holes Being successful rating Margin Runners-up 2007 U.S. Open up 4 shot deficit +5 (69-71-76-69=285) 1 heart stroke Jim Furyk, PADRAIG HARRINGTON 2009 Masters Competition Tied for business lead −12 (68-68-69-71=276) Playoff Chad Campbell, Kenny PerryDefeated Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell within a sudden-death playoff: Cabrera (4-4), Perry (4-5) and Campbell (5).

Results timeline

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 Experts Tournament U.S. Open up The Open Tournament T51 T4 PGA Tournament T41 Competition 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Experts Tournament Trim T10 T9 T15 Trim Trim T8 T37 T25 1 U.S. Open up T37 T7 T66 T35 16 T33 T26 1 Trim T54 The Open up Championship CUT Trim CUT T22 Trim 7 34 Trim T24 PGA Tournament T19 T37 T48 T45 Trim CUT Trim T20 T63 Competition 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Experts Competition T18 7 T32 2 Trim T22 T24 Trim U.S. Open up T22 Trim T46 CUT Trim T64 T37 SLICE THE Open Championship Trim CUT Trim T11 T19 PGA Tournament CUT CUT Trim WD WD   Gain  Best 10  Didn't playWD = withdrew Trim = missed the fifty percent way trim "T" indicates a link for a location.


Competition Wins 2nd 3rd Best-5 Best-10 Best-25 Events Slashes made Masters Competition 1 1 0 2 6 11 18 13 U.S. Open up 1 0 0 1 2 4 18 13 The Open up Tournament 0 0 0 1 2 6 16 8 PGA Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 7 Totals 2 1 0 4 10 23 67 41 Many consecutive cuts produced – 7 (2008 PGA – 2010 U.S. Open up) Longest streak of best-10s – 2 (2001 Experts – 2001 U.S. Open up)

Results in World Golf Championship events

Competition 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Accenture Match Play Tournament DNP R64 DNP R64 R32 DNP R32 R32 R64 QF Cadillac Tournament T25 T17 NT T36 DNP T16 T18 T26 T19 WD Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP DNP T19 T23 T4 T41 T4 T69 T36 Competition 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Accenture Match Play Tournament R64 R64 DNP DNP DNP DNP Cadillac Tournament DNP T50 DNP DNP DNP DNP Bridgestone Invitational T4 T33 DNP DNP T38 T31 HSBC Champions DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNPCancelled because of 9/11 DNP = Didn't enjoy QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round where player dropped in match enjoy "T" = linked NT = No tournament Yellowish background for best-10. Remember that the HSBC Champions didn't turn into a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances

Alfred Dunhill Glass (representing Argentina): 1997, 1998, 2000 Globe Glass (representing Argentina): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Presidents Glass (International Group): 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013