There were three things that happened during the long weather delay. People got wet, people stood around and waited long and more importantly, they got time to drink alcohol. The third one, which is also called liquid courage, was a real factor in the President’s Cup contest on Friday at the Muirfield Village.
An interesting development took place on 12th green, the place where golfer Angel Cabrera withdrew from a 28 foot birdie putt 3 times because of all the noise made by the spectators Friday night. Some spectators shouted as the 2 time Argentine major champ 1st stood over his ball. He addressed and regrouped the ball once again and the rooters shouted once again.
Australian golfer Marc Leishman told that the 3rd time he was over it, someone shouted very loudly, possibly a split second before he was going to take the putter away. It was a big distraction for him. That last call sounded something like Pato that means duck in Spanish language. Why? Well, El Pato, which means The Duck, is the nickname of Angel Cabrera.
After all that, Angel walked off, reset as well as hit the long putt. It offered his doubles squad a two up lead in a match against Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson. The International pair was one up through thirteen holes when play was stopped because of dark weather. After hitting the putt, Angel pointed to the spectators and 1st pumped with great energy. Leishman told that it was quite satisfying for him. It is something that fires him up.