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.
He was 3-over-par on his round and had an aggregate 6-over when he decided to walk off. Cabrera is a full member of the PGA TOUR till 2014, and he is already entitled to play for the rest of the three majors this season. He has almost done nothing to justify his membership in recent years, though the golf betting sites continue to make him amongst the favourites for many of the tournaments he enters.
He is known lovingly as “El Pato” in Spanish and “The duck” in English for his waddling way of walking. He is the first Argentine to win the U.S. Open and Masters.
Last year, Cabrera was in with a chance to win a second Green Jacket when he reached the final pairing on Sunday, just 4 strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy. Cabrera began the round excellently and even tied for the lead at one point during the afternoon. But bogeys on 12 and 16 and derailed his chances. He posted a final round seventy one which placed him in only seventh, 5 strokes behind South African golfer Charl Schwartzel.
Nevertheless, this was Cabrera’s best finish in a major tournament since his win way back in the year 2009.