Ángel Cabrera (golfer)

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Angel Cabrera
Ángel Cabrera (2007)
Nation: ArgentinaArgentina Argentina
Nickname: El Pato
Career data
Professional since: 1989
Current tour: PGA TOUR , European Tour
Tournament wins: 44
Major wins : 2 (2007, 2009)
Awards: Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour (2007)
Argentine Sportsperson of the Year (2007)

Ángel Cabrera (born September 12, 1969 in Villa Allende , Córdoba , Argentina ) is an Argentine professional golfer who mainly plays on the PGA Tour . His nickname is "El Pato" , the duck. The long hitter is a two-time major winner.


Cabrera first worked as a caddy in the golf club of his famous compatriot Eduardo Romero , who later became his mentor. At the age of 20 he became a professional golfer and tried to qualify for the European Tour three times in vain . With the financial support of Eduardo Romero, Cabrera tried it a fourth time in 1995 and made it. He then established himself on the tour with three wins and steadily improved his ranking until he finished fifth on the money list in 2005.

In 2006 Cabrera was able to achieve a remarkable 8th place at The Masters in Augusta , Georgia . Since the 2007 season he has played mainly on the North American PGA Tour. In June 2007, Cabrera won his first major at the US Open , making him the first Argentine to win this important tournament.

In October 2007 he was awarded the Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour and at the end of that year he was named Sportsman of the Year in his home country .

In April 2009 he secured his second major title in the playoff by winning The Masters . This tournament has not been won by any Argentinian before.

In 2013 Cabrera almost managed to win the Masters again. Only on the second extra hole did he lose to Australian Adam Scott in the jump-off .

Angel Cabrera represented his country, together with Eduardo Romero from 1998 to 2005 continuously at the World Cup and was called up to the international team at the Presidents Cup in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013 .

European Tour victories

PGA Tour victories

  • 2007 US Open (also part of the European Tour)
  • 2009 The Masters (also part of the European Tour)
  • 2014 Greenbrier Classic

Majors in bold !

Results in major championships

competition 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
The Masters DNP DNP DNP CUT T10 T9 T15 CUT CUT T8 T37 T25 1 T18 7th
US Open DNP DNP DNP T37 T7 T66 T35 16 T33 T26 1 CUT T54 T22 CUT
The Open Championship T51 DNP T4 CUT CUT CUT T22 DNP CUT 7th 34 CUT T24 CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP T41 T19 T37 T48 T45 CUT DNP CUT CUT T20 T63 CUT CUT
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Masters T32 2 CUT T22 T24 CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT T11 T19 DNP DNP DNP DNP

WD = abandoned
DNP = did not take part
CUT = cut failed
"T" split placement
Green background for victory
Yellow background for top 10

Other tournament victories

  • 1991 San Diego Grand Prix (Argentina)
  • 1992 Abierto Norpatagonico (Argentina)
  • 1994 Villa Gessel Grand Prix, Abierto del Sur, Abierto del Centro, Nautico Hacoaj Grand Prix (all Argentina)
  • 1995 Paraguay Open, El Rodeo Open (Colombia), Abierto del Litoral (Argentina)
  • 1996 Volvo Masters of Latin America (Brazil), Abierto del Sur (Argentina), Abierto de Santiago Del Estero (Argentina), Viña del Mar Open (Chile)
  • 1997 Abierto del Centro (Argentina)
  • 1998 Brazil Open, Argentine PGA Championship
  • 1999 Brazil Open, Torneo de Maestros (Argentina)
  • 2000 Abierto del Centro, Bariloche Match Play (Argentina)
  • 2001 Torneo de Maestros Telefonica (Argentina)
  • 2002 Argentine Open, Argentine PGA Championship
  • 2004 Abierto del sur de Argentina
  • 2005 18th Torneo de Maestros Copa Personal, 74th Abierto de Centro, 39th Abierto de Norte (all Argentina)
  • 2006 Abierto del Centro (Argentina)
  • 2007 20th Torneo de Maestros Copa Personal (Argentina), 76th Abierto Visa del Centro (Argentina), PGA Grand Slam of Golf , Barclays Singapore Open ( Asian Tour )
  • 2008 Cordoba PGA Championship (Argentina)
  • 2009 Angel Cabrera Tour 2nd Tournament (Argentina), Gary Player Invitational (South Africa, with Tony Johnstone )
  • 2012 Euromayor Cabrera Classic (Argentina), Visa Open de Argentina
  • 2013 Abierto del Centro (Argentina)

Participation in team competitions

See also

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