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.
The 42 year old Cabrera is yet to survive midway through a cut in any of the three PGA Tour events that he has played so far this year but playing in the Puerto Rico Open might just be the first step in the right direction for Angel Cabrera, who has been starved of success since his last Major victory and a win at the Open might just boost his confidence as well as rankings.
Although it would be unjust to think that he can still play at the very top level day in and day out and compete for a place in the top ten, it would not be entirely out of this world considering the fact that a certain Phil Mickelson is still doing it every time.
But that might just be the difference between the greats and the legends with Mickelson in the top 50 in spite of not performing anywhere near his best and Cabrera out of the top 100.
But as all great romantics of golf like to put it, one cannot rule out and golfer and Angel Cabrera certainly has what it takes to bounce back from his slump.