Angel Cabrera

Angel Cabrera, nickname El Pato, is an Argentine professional golfer who plies his trade both in the European Tour and PGA Tour. He is the only Argentine to win the US Open in 2007 and the Masters in 2009.

Cabrera was born in Cordoba, Argentina and became a caddy at the Cordoba Country Club at the age of 10 where he learnt to play golf competing against other caddies for money. He turned professional at the age of twenty but failed in his first three attempts to qualify for the European Tour. But in his fourth attempt in 1995 he qualified for the membership of the European Tour in 1996.

He won his first professional tournament in Latin America in 1995 and his first European Tour win came at the 2001 Argentine Open. Angel won the BMW Championship in 2005 which is the most prestigious tournament on the European Tour outside the majors and the World Golf Championships and achieved a highest of 9th in the Official World Golf Ranking on 2nd October 2005.

Angel Cabrera won his first major championship by winning the 2007 US Open finishing the tournament at 5-over and topped runners up Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one stroke. He was the 2nd Argentine to win a major after Roberto De Vicenzo who won the British Open in 1967. In 2009 Cabrera won the Masters Tournament after winning a three-way sudden-death playoff against Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. He became the lowest ranked player to win the Masters having been ranked 69th before the start of the tournament. At the 2013 Masters Cabrera was again in contention to win the Green Jacket where he lost to Australian Adam Scott in the playoffs.

Angel Cabrera along with Tiger Woods is the two active PGA Tour members who have won the  U.S. Open and the Masters.

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