Argentine professional golfer Ángel Cabrera also known as “El Pato” (“The Duck”) in English because of his duck like walk is a two time Major Champion. He is the only golfer from Argentina who has won the U.S. Open and the Masters.
At the age of ten Cabrera joined the Córdoba Country Club as a caddy and developed a passion for the game. He is known for his interesting personality and part of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
In 2007 at the US open he proved his efficiency by winning the title at Oakmont Country Club scoring five over par. He was not intimidated by the presence of golf tycoons like Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods as competitors.
Cabrera once said that there are some players that have psychologists and for him it is his cigarettes. In 2009 he again showed people that he did not win the US open in a fluke and won the Masters tournament that year in a three-way sudden-death playoff against Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell. Before the tournament his rank was 69th which made him the lowest-ranked golfer to win the Masters. He also has the Greenbrier Classic title to his name which he won in West Virginia on 6 July 2014.
His two sons Federico and Ángel are also professional golfers. Federico entered the PGA tour but got eliminated in the second rounds and Ángel is participating in the Canadian tour. Unfortunately 25 year old Ángel got involved in a major car accident causing the death of his passenger this month. He was driving a Chevy Camero when he lost his control and drove off a bridge, submerging into water. He was admitted with serious fractures.
Cabrera may not be a prominent choice for the Masters this year but if you want to root for a dark horse he is the obvious choice.