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.
But hardly any withdrawal so far has been as hilarious and as obvious as the one cited by Argentine golfer and former two time Major winner Angel Cabrera. The Argentine had a nightmare day at The Players Championship on Thursday and made a proper mess of the famous or infamous island green at the TPC Sawgrass, where he carded a nine on the 17th hole after he duped his tee shot into the water and he followed it up with two more balls in the water from the drop zone.
As he headed into the tricky par 3, Angel Cabrera was even par, and having played a six over in the hole, he finished with a total of 78 that left him a few miles behind the leading pack and he almost had no chances of contending for the title anyway, and not even making the cut and no sooner had he finished the round than the announcement to withdraw came from Cabrera.
He cited ‘personal reasons’ for his withdrawal from the event, which is his second withdrawal in the last three PGA Tour events that he has played, having also withdrawn from Zurich Classic where Angel Cabrera opened with a 75 and one is inclined to think that it was due to personal reasons as well.