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.
He is characterized by his bulky appearance with a habit of smoking when he is to shoot every hole and perhaps the biggest swings that a golf player could have ever imagined. Cabrera has been the member of the international squad captained by Gary Player in the Presidents Cup in 2005, 2007, and 2009.
Angel Cabrera had stepped into the professional circuit at the age of 20 with Romero’s financial assistance. In 2005 he had the best position of his life, the fifth place at the Order of Merit in the European Tour Qualifying School.
His first professional wins were two in number in the beginning and he achieved them in Latin America in 1995. Then he conquered the 2001 Argentine Open, the BMW Championship in 2005. His consistent form earned him a ninth place in the Official World Golf Rankings dated October 2 that year and retained his position as the Latin American until Andrés Romero and Camilo Villegas won PGA Tour tournaments in 2008 and appeared on the scene.
With his brilliant performance, Angel Cabera became the first Argentine player to win the U.S. Open and he is mentioned second to Roberto De Vicenzo, who won the British Open in 1967 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake). With such prestigious wins to his name, Angel Cabrera has really set an example.