It has now become a regular issue about Masters. Once people start to begin talks and analysis of the Masters, they find Angel Cabrera topping the board with his impressive scores. And why will it not be? Angel is the only player who has both Major Championship degree and the Masters Championship degree. He has won the 2007 U S Open at Oakmont, and the 2009 Masters. The Shell Houston open was no exception to this trend for the last couple of years. Last Thursday at the same open, he shot a -6 under par 66.
Angel Cabrera is a professional golfer from the South American country Argentina, and he has been a member of both the US PGA Tour and the European Tour since 2007.
His waddling gait has earned the Argentine the nickname of ‘el Pato’ which means ‘the duck’ and he is often referred to by his fans, fellow golfers and the television analysts by his nickname. Cabrera entered his name into the history books for Argentine golf as he became the first man from the country to be crowned the champion at the US Open and the Masters.
Affectionately known as ‘El Pato’ for his good capon lined belly and a bulky built, Angel Cabrera has always proved that to be a golf player one does not need to be a double-edged sword, skills are all that it takes to grab the trophies. His records beam out a U.S. Open Champion Trophy and a Masters too as the first ever Argentine and critics have no counter-points to give even if he has been a regular smoker for so long.
Angel Cabrera and Darren Clarke will be among the 4 major winners in golf who will tee off the city-based golf tournament that will start in India neat month. The new golf format is taken from country’s popular T20 cricket league named Indian Premier League.
Indian golfer Shiv Kapur is the master mind behind this event and the tournament would also see former United States Open champ Michael Campbell, the PGA Championships 2002 champ Rich Beem, Asian Tour player Thaworn Wiratchant and several European Tour champ David Howell.
Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera could not end in the top hundred twenty five list on PGA TOUR 2012’s money list. He made 9 out of twenty cuts, but was unable to hit the top ten after a really bad season. He had to deal with many things, like ranking outside top – 140 in driving accuracy, strokes gained putting and GIR. It is tough to tell where this veteran golf player will show up.
Angel Cabrera, the two-time major winner, went through a minor surgery in Charlotte after his abandonment at the Wells Fargo Championship.
When Cabrera experienced intestinal distress, he was brought to the emergency room and obtained a CAT scan including other medication before returning to his hotel. The next day, when there was no improvement in his condition, he went back to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. A tiny gash and infection was discovered in the lower part of his digestive system.
Dustin Johnson, a five-time champion of the PGA Tour, pulled out of Masters due to back injury that aggravated when he lifted a jet ski, his agent confirmed.
On Twitter, Johnson regarded his injury as “tweaked back.” He also tweeted that he was so eager to walk at the Augusta fairways and accomplish what he had been practicing.
2012 is hardly five months old and alre4ady we have seen withdrawals from some major golfing events of players under excuses that would hardly have been held up as a suitable explanation not more than 15 years ago, but times have changed and with that, the golfers have learned to innovate their excuses as well as evident in the withdrawal of some of the golfers in the tournaments already in the year.
It seems that anytime someone goes through a bad round on the course, he shuts his trunks and heads back home.
Angel Cabrera pulled out after 9 holes in his 2nd round of the Zurich Classic due to a muscle cramp in his left leg, the PGA TOUR's media page on Twitter said.
Similar incidents have occurred in Cabrera's past - he withdrew thirty holes into an event in Argentina due to the same injury.
It was only three years back that Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera won The Masters in 2009 triggering mass hysteria in his native country but today, the fact that he is heading to play in Puerto Rico Open instead of playing in the World Golf Championship: Cadillac Championships goes to show just how far he has fallen since his days of glory.
The former world number five has slumped all the way down to 169th in the latest rankings golf rankings and this slump in the career of Cabrera is just a forewarning to all the young players that they can take nothing for granted in the sport.