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Angel Cabrera

ArgentinaArgentina

Start Position
65
Current Position
To Par: +5
Total Strokes: 72 - 77 : 149
T44   T109
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Cordoba, Argentina
  • Residence: Cordoba, Argentina
  • Age: 40
  • Turned Pro: 1989

PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 2007,U.S. Open Championship. 2009,Masters Tournament.

International Victories

(17): 1995 Paraguay Open, Colombia Open. 1996 Volvo Masters of Latin America. 1999 Torneo de Maestros Telefonica [Arg]. 2001 Torneo de Maestros Telefonica [Arg], Open de Argentina [Eur]. 2002 Benson and Hedges International [Eur], Argentine Open, Argentine PGA [tied]. 2004 Abierto del sur de Argentina. 2005 BMW Championship [Eur], 18th Torneo de Maestros Copa Personal [Arg], 74th Abierto Visa del Centro [Arg], 39th Abierto de Norte [Arg]. 2006 75th Abierto Visa del Centro [Arg]. 2007 Argentina Masters [Arg], Barclays Singapore Open [Asia].

Other Victories

(1): 2007 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$429,142 (83)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T10-- SBS Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 1, Sony Open in Hawaii.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Making his 125th career start on TOUR, finished T10 at the season-opening SBS Championship. It was his second career start in Kapalua (T15, 2008).

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- U.S. Open Championship, Masters Tournament.

2009 Season Highlights

Won his second major championship, in a playoff at the Masters Tournament, and for the second time on the PGA TOUR. Finished a personal-best 25th in the FedExCup and surpassed $2 million in earnings for the first time in his TOUR career...Parred the second playoff hole to beat Kenny Perry and win the Masters Tournament. Cabrera and Perry, the third-round co-leaders, finished tied at 12-under-par 276 with Chad Campbell. On the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, Cabrera made a par after driving in the right trees and Perry got up and down for par from right of the green. Campbell was eliminated when he failed to get up and down from the right bunker. Perry missed the green left on the second playoff hole, the par-4 10th, and Cabrera hit the green in two. Cabrera two-putted for the win - his second in a major championship (2007 U.S. Open) - after Perry made bogey. Cabrera trailed Perry by two strokes with two holes remaining in regulation play. Perry made bogey from the edge of the green on 17 and bogey from left of the green on the final hole to force the playoff...Failed to crack the top-10 again until a T4 finish at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, including a final-round, 3-under 67. Led the field in driving distance with a 339.4-yard average...Final-round 65 earned a T4 at Deutsche Bank Championship after missing the cut in the first Playoff event, The Barclays, a week earlier...Ranked No. 24 in the FedExCup standings after the BMW Championship to earn his first trip to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Finished T13 at THE TOUR Championship on the strength of a second-round 67...Made his third consecutive International Team for The Presidents Cup.

Career Highlights

2009: Won his second major championship, in a playoff at the Masters Tournament, and for the second time on the PGA TOUR. Finished a personal-best 25th in the FedExCup and surpassed $2 million in earnings for the first time in his TOUR career...Parred the second playoff hole to beat Kenny Perry and win the Masters Tournament. Cabrera and Perry, the third-round co-leaders, finished tied at 12-under-par 276 with Chad Campbell. On the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, Cabrera made a par after driving in the right trees and Perry got up and down for par from right of the green. Campbell was eliminated when he failed to get up and down from the right bunker. Perry missed the green left on the second playoff hole, the par-4 10th, and Cabrera hit the green in two. Cabrera two-putted for the win - his second in a major championship (2007 U.S. Open) - after Perry made bogey. Cabrera trailed Perry by two strokes with two holes remaining in regulation play. Perry made bogey from the edge of the green on 17 and bogey from left of the green on the final hole to force the playoff...Failed to crack the top-10 again until a T4 finish at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, including a final-round, 3-under 67. Led the field in driving distance with a 339.4-yard average...Final-round 65 earned a T4 at Deutsche Bank Championship after missing the cut in the first Playoff event, The Barclays, a week earlier...Ranked No. 24 in the FedExCup standings after the BMW Championship to earn his first trip to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Finished T13 at THE TOUR Championship on the strength of a second-round 67...Made his third consecutive International Team for The Presidents Cup. 2008: Recorded a career-high seven top-25 finishes, including T25 at the Masters Tournament and T20 at the PGA Championship. Finished the season ranked No. 65 in FedExCup standings and No. 122 in earnings...Best finish was a T5 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for his only top-10 finish of the year. Lost to runner-up Stewart Cink, 3 and 2, in the quarterfinals. 2007: Claimed his first major championship title at the U.S. Open and was named to his second consecutive Presidents Cup International team. Earned more than $1 million for the first time in his PGA TOUR career in just 14 events...Posted rounds of 69-71-76-69-285 to defeat Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one stroke at the 107th U.S. Open at Oakmont CC. Overcame four-stroke deficit to 54-hole leader Aaron Baddeley, becoming the first champion to shoot 76 and win the U.S. Open since Johnny Miller's third-round 76 in 1973, also at Oakmont. Win came in 31st major championship career start at age 37 years, nine months and five days. Held the 36-hole lead over Bubba Watson. Recorded two of the eight rounds below par on the week, and held off the World No. 1 (Woods) and No. 3 (Furyk) despite bogeys on two of his final three holes. The second Argentine to win a major championship, joining Roberto De Vicenzo (1967 British Open). Previous best finish in a major was a T4 at the 1999 British Open...Compiled a record of 2-2-0 for the International Team in the Presidents Cup after earning a spot on the team for the second time in his career...Birdied third playoff hole to beat Padraig Harrington in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf held in October in Bermuda. Made triple bogey on the first hole of the final round in the 36-hole competition, but finished birdie-eagle to force the playoff...Lost to Ernie Els in the final of the HSBC World Match Play Championship, 6 and 4...Birdied the final hole in early November at the Barclays Singapore Open to beat Vijay Singh by one stroke. 2006: Earned enough money via the non-member list to earn his fully-exempt TOUR card for the 2007 season...Played out of the International Presidents Cup Team category...Two of his three top-10s came in the major championships-a T8 at the Masters and a seventh at the British Open...Masters finish aided by rounds of 70-68 on the weekend. Finish was third top-10 in seven starts at Augusta...British Open finish made him one of five players through the first three majors of the season to post at least two top-10s. One of two Argentines (Andres Romero, T8) to finish in the top 10 at Royal Liverpool, where the last winner in 1967 was De Vicenzo...Joined the PGA TOUR as a Special Temporary Member for the rest of the season in early August...Added a T4 at the Bridgestone Invitational, finishing with a 65, which moved him up 11 spots on Sunday. 2005: Lone top-10 came in his third event of the season, a T10, at the Ford Championship at Doral...Played in Presidents Cup for International Team, compiling a 1-1-3 record. 2004: Best TOUR finish was a T4 at the NEC Invitational, where he shot 67-68 on the weekend...Recorded two runner-up finishes on the European Tour, at the British Masters (T2) and the Volvo PGA Championship. 2003: Split season between the PGA TOUR and the European Tour. Best TOUR finish was a T15 at the Masters and finished 145th on money list. Recorded two top-10s on European Tour. 2002: Placed T9 at the Masters...Won the Benson and Hedges International, beating England's Barry Lane by a stroke at The Belfry in England. 2001: Claimed his first European title at the Open de Argentina...Joined the PGA TOUR as special temporary member the week of The INTERNATIONAL as his $307,105 total exceeded $247,037 of 2000's 150th-place money list...T10 at the Masters. Stood one stroke back after one round and was three back after 36 and 54 holes...Finished T7 at the U.S. Open. 2000: Came close to first European Tour victory in July, finishing runner-up to Lee Westwood in Smurfit European Open. 1999: Finished T4 at British Open. Had putt on 72nd hole to join Mark O'Meara-Brian Watts playoff. 1998: Partnered Ricardo Gonzalez to share third place in 1998 World Cup of Golf in New Zealand...Finished second to Sergio Garcia in 1998 Murphy's Irish Open, his first of four top-10 finishes in five weeks. 1997: Beat Brad Faxon and Lee Westwood as he won all his matches in 1997 Alfred Dunhill Cup 1996: Winner of Volvo Masters of Latin America. 1995: Captured Paraguay Open.

Personal

Caddied at Cordoba, home club of friend Eduardo Romero, until turning professional at age 20. Romero, who lived two blocks away from his young protege, encouraged him to take up game at age 15...Two young sons are excellent golfers already. Oldest son, Federico, caddied for him in the final round of the Cordoba Open in Argentina. Started final round eight shots back, shot 60 and won by one stroke...Says he would be a soccer player if not a golfer...Nicknamed "El Pato" (The Duck).

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

Best PGA TOUR finish in 2004 was a T4 at the WGC-NEC Invitational, where he shot 67-68 on the weekend. Recorded two runner-up finishes on the European Tour in 2004, at the British Masters (T2) and the Volvo PGA Championship...Split his 2003 season between the PGA TOUR and the European Tour. Best PGA TOUR finish was a T15 at the Masters. Recorded two top-10s on European Tour...In 2002, placed T9 at the Masters. Won the Benson and Hedges International, beating England's Barry Lane by a stroke at The Belfry in England...Joined the PGA TOUR in 2001 as special temporary member the week of The INTERNATIONAL...In 2001 Masters, shot first-round 66, one off the lead, and finished T10. Finished T7 in season's second major championship, U.S. Open...Caddied at Cordoba, home club of friend and mentor Eduardo Romero, until turning professional at age 20. Following three unsuccessful attempts at European Tour Qualifying School, received financial assistance from Romero. His countryman, who lived two blocks away from his young protege, had encouraged him to take up game at age 15. With Romero's support, secured 18th card to play on European Tour in 1995...Shot 61 in 1991 Argentinian Open...Had a putt on 72nd hole of 1999 British Open to join Mark O'Meara-Brian Watts playoff...Claimed his first European title at the 2001 Open de Argentina...Winner of 1995 Paraguay Open and 1996 Volvo Masters of Latin America...Shot 61 in 1991 Argentine Open...Nicknamed "El Pato" (The Duck).

National Teams

World Cup (9), 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. The Presidents Cup (3), 2005, 2007, 2009.