Ángel Cabrera
Professional golfer
Ángel Cabrera
Ángel Cabrera is an Argentine professional golfer who plays on both the European Tour and PGA Tour. He is known affectionately as "El Pato" in Spanish or in English as "The duck" for his waddling gait. He is a former U.S. Open champion and Masters champion. He is the first Argentine to win either The Masters or the U.S. Open.
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Oakmont win might be greatest accomplishment, says McIlroy
Yahoo News - 9 months
By Mark Lamport-Stokes OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has already won four major titles but says that a victory at this week's U.S. Open being played at treacherous Oakmont Country Club could rank as his greatest ever accomplishment. All four of McIlroy's previous wins in golf's blue riband events have been achieved on soft layouts where the scoring has been low, very different from Oakmont where the last U.S. Open champion here, Angel Cabrera in 2007, finished at five-over par. "To be able to win on a course like this with the conditions the way they are, it would probably be my biggest accomplishment in the game ... would make me feel like a more complete player." McIlroy announced himself as a potential golfing great with a stunning eight-shot win to claim his first major title in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, becoming the championship's youngest winner since 1923.
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Day, Spieth and McIlroy set for US Open showdown
Yahoo News - 9 months
World number one Jason Day will lead golf's young stars in seeking to join a who's who of champions produced by Oakmont when the rugged course in Pittsburgh hosts the 2016 US Open next week. Johnny Miller delivered a sublime 63 to win the 1973 US Open there, where South African Ernie Els captured the first of his four major titles in a US Open playoff in 1994. Reigning US Open champion Jordan Spieth, recalling Argentinian Angel Cabrera's "ball-striking clinic" en route to the title in 2007 -- the last time Oakmont hosted the championship, said the course was not one to be trifled with.
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Golf: Argentine Grillo wins Frys.com Open in playoff
Yahoo News - over 1 year
(Reuters) - Argentine Emiliano Grillo made a perfect start to his career as a PGA Tour member when he beat American Kevin Na in a playoff at the Frys.com Open in northern California on Sunday. After missing a three-footer that would have won it at the first extra hole, Grillo made amends at the next, the par-five 18th, with an eight-foot birdie to edge Na at the Silverado Resort in Napa. A day after almost hitting Rory McIlroy with his drive at the reachable par-four 17th, Grillo became the sixth Argentine player to win on the American circuit, joining Roberto de Vicenzo, Jose Coceres, Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero and Fabian Gomez.
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Northern Trust Open scores
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Feb 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Northern Trust Open at the par-71 course on Friday in Pacific Palisades, California holesplayed rounds -6 Retief Goosen (South Africa) 18 66 70 -5 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 18 68 69 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 18 69 68 Graham DeLaet (Canada) 18 70 67 -4 Angel Cabrera (Argentina) 18 70 68 -3 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 18 70 69 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 18 69 70 J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 18 70 69 Paul Casey (Britain) 18 70 69 Derek Fathauer (U.S.) 18 66 73 -2 Carlos Ortiz (Mexico) 18 67 73 Vijay Singh (Fiji) 18 66 74 Nick Watney (U.S.) 18 66 74 James Hahn (U.S. ...
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Northern Trust Open: Derek Fathauer, Angel Cabrera early risers
LATimes - about 2 years
Mornings have been gray and gloomy through the first two rounds of the Northern Trust Open, but they have also been calm -- none of that afternoon wind -- which has made for beneficial playing conditions.
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With high fives and a squirrel prank Tiger enjoys opening win
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Simon Evans DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - As much as players and officials like to talk up the competitive nature of the Presidents Cup there was also an end-of-season party atmosphere at Muirfield Village on Thursday with even Tiger Woods joining in the fun. Woods and Matt Kuchar enjoyed a comfortable 5&4 win over Argentine Angel Cabrera and Australian Marc Leishman and the world number one had an unusually relaxed day. With eight birdies between them and winning six holes to one, the American pair never looked in danger and there was even time for some fun and games. ...
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U.S. retains early control at Presidents Cup
Chicago Times - over 3 years
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - The United States remained in overall control midway through Thursday's opening fourballs at the Presidents Cup following a suspension in play for just under an hour-and-a-half because of a thunderstorm. Seeking to win the trophy for an eighth time in 10 editions of the biennial team competition, the Americans led in five of the six matches and trailed in one at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker spectacularly set the tone in the first match out, making five birdies in the first five holes and were one up on Australian Jason Day and Canada's Graham DeLaet with four holes to play. Bill Haas and Webb Simpson were two up on Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama after 14 holes in a contest of high quality while Steve Stricker and rookie Jordan Spieth were two up on South African Ernie Els and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge after 12 holes. Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar were three up on Argentina's Angel Cabrera an ...
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Angel Cabrera Withdraws From PGA With Wrist Injury
NYTimes - over 3 years
Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera has withdrawn from the PGA Championship because of an injured left wrist.     
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Odds to Win 2013 PGA Championship
Fox News - over 3 years
PLAYER ODDS Tiger Woods 7-2 Phil Mickelson 15-1 Adam Scott 18-1 Justin Rose 25-1 Henrik Stenson 25-1 Brandt Snedeker 28-1 Rory McIlroy 30-1 Lee Westwood 30-1 Keegan Bradley 35-1 Matt Kuchar 35-1 Hunter Mahan 35-1 Luke Donald 40-1 Jason Dufner 40-1 Dustin Johnson 40-1 Charl Schwartzel 40-1 Jason Day 50-1 Sergio Garcia 50-1 Zach Johnson 50-1 Steve Stricker 50-1 Bubba Watson 50-1 Bill Haas 55-1 Graeme McDowell 55-1 Ian Poulter 55-1 Martin Kaymer 60-1 Ernie Els 65-1 Rickie Fowler 65-1 Webb Simpson 65-1 Jim Furyk 75-1 Angel Cabrera 80-1 Nicolas Colsaerts 100-1 Billy Horschel 100-1 Hideki Matsuyama 100-1 Ryan Moore 100-1 Jordan Spieth 100-1 Field (All Others) 6-1 Copyright 2013 World Features Syndicate, Inc.
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Golf-British Open scores
Yahoo News - over 3 years
July 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the British Open at the par-71 course on Thursday in Gullane 66 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 66 67 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 67 Mark O'Meara (U.S.) 67 68 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 68 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 68 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 68 Tom Lehman (U.S.) 68 Shiv Kapur (India) 68 69 Todd Hamilton (U.S.) 69 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 69 Angel Cabrera (Argentina) 69 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 69 Tiger Woods (U.S.) 69 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 69 70 Oliver Fisher (Britain) 70 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 70 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain) 70 Ken Duke (U.S. ...
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Flailing Thunderbird Business School Was Asking For Trouble With These Exorbitant Professor Salaries
Business Insider - over 3 years
There's a big controversy at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the business school regularly ranked as the best place to get an international business education. The struggling school, which had a $4 million deficit in fiscal 2013, has agreed to a partnership deal with a for-profit education provider called Laureate Education Inc. Many alums are enraged. At least two board members have resigned in protest. They believe the link up with for-profit Laureate will tarnish the school's brand. But some of them should be paying a little more attention to how much some of the school's faculty are making. The highest paid professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management makes more than the dean of the Harvard Business School. Or his boss. Or, for that matter, President Obama. Yet, he is little known outside his Glendale, Arizona-based school, not widely quoted in the media, nor broadly recognized as an expert in his field. He doesn’t even make the list of the top 50 bu ...
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Golf-European Tour Race to Dubai money list
Yahoo News - over 3 years
July 1 (Reuters) - Leading money winners on the 2013 European Tour Race to Dubai on Monday: 1. Justin Rose (England) 1,557,900 euros 2. Matteo Manassero (Italy) 1,137,746 3. Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland) 1,030,715 4. Ernie Els (South Africa) 951,200 5. Brett Rumford (Australia) 909, 770 6. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 903,146 7. Mikko Ilonen (Finland) 802,946 8. Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 746,474 9. Richard Sterne (South Africa) 737,594 10. Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 697,735 11. Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 684,430 12. Angel Cabrera (Argentina) 664,157 13. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ángel Cabrera
  • 2015
    Age 45
    Cabrera had a down year on the 2015 PGA Tour season.
    More Details Hide Details He finished in the top-25 only twice and wound up 170th on the PGA Tour's money list.
    Cabrera is one of three active PGA Tour members who have won both the U.S. Open and the Masters as of 2015; the others are Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.
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  • 2014
    Age 44
    Cabrera won the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on 6 July 2014, his first PGA Tour victory since claiming the green jacket in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details It was his third win in the United States, but his first non-major win on the PGA Tour. Cabrera shot a six-under-par 64 on both Saturday and Sunday to secure the title, winning $1.17 million
  • 2013
    Age 43
    Although Cabrera is fully exempt on the PGA Tour, he occasionally competes in Argentinian events on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica, a developmental tour in Latin America whose 2013 members include former PGA Tour winners Carlos Franco and Ted Purdy.
    More Details Hide Details Cabrera won the 2012 Visa Open de Argentina and the 2013 Abierto del Centro.
    At the Masters in 2013, Cabrera was again in the final pairing on Sunday.
    More Details Hide Details After taking a two shot lead on the front nine, Cabrera proceeded to lose the lead and after failing to birdie the par-5 15th and was two shots behind leader Jason Day. Day then bogeyed two holes in succession and when Cabrera made a 20-foot putt for birdie at the 16th he tied Adam Scott and Day briefly for the lead. As Cabrera stood on the 18th fairway, up ahead on the green and playing in the penultimate group, Scott holed a birdie putt to take the lead. Cabrera hit a 7-iron to and knocked in the putt to force a playoff. On the first playoff hole, Scott's second shot was out, but rolled back off the front of the green. Cabrera's second shot also came up short, rolling back off the green and coming to rest behind Scott's ball. Cabrera's chip just slid by the hole. Both players then made par sending them onto the 10th for the second playoff hole. Scott and Cabrera hit their tee shots in the fairway and matched each other with approach shots which landed on the green giving both birdie chances, Cabrera with uphill and Scott a downhill right to left 12 footer. Cabrera's putt was a turn away from dropping in, giving Scott a chance to win with his putt. Scott made the putt defeating Cabrera and bringing Australia their first ever green jacket.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    In 2011, Cabrera was in the mix to win a second Green Jacket at Augusta when he was in the final pairing on Sunday, four strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy.
    More Details Hide Details Cabrera started the round solidly and even tied for the lead at one point during the afternoon, but bogeys on 12 and 16 derailed his chances. He posted a final round 71 which placed him in sole seventh, five strokes behind the South African Charl Schwartzel. This was however Cabrera's best finish in a major tournament since his win back in 2009. He missed the cut in the years other three major championships and failed to qualify for the season ending FedEx Cup playoffs, finishing 154th in the standings. His best finish of the season was a T6 in the fall season at the McGladrey Classic.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    Cabrera struggled with injuries throughout most of the 2010 season and was forced to miss a number of events after undergoing surgery.
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  • 2009
    Age 39
    Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
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    Cabrera won the Masters Tournament in 2009 in a three-way sudden-death playoff, seeing off Chad Campbell after the first playoff hole, and defeating Kenny Perry on the second.
    More Details Hide Details On the first playoff hole, the 18th, Cabrera missed right of the fairway, leaving his ball stymied directly behind a tree. On his second shot, he hit a shot right of the tree that would have sent the golf ball onto the 10th hole fairway, but ended up hitting another tree about ahead, bouncing left and settling in the center of the 18th fairway. He and Perry both got up-and-down for par, while Campbell missed his par putt and was eliminated. On the second playoff hole, the 10th, Cabrera made par to defeat Perry, becoming the first Argentine to win the Masters. He was the lowest-ranked golfer to win the Masters, having been ranked 69th before the tournament.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    Cabrera received the 2007 Olimpia de Oro ("Golden Olympia") as Argentina's sportsperson of the year.
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    Cabrera won his first major championship at the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont near Pittsburgh.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the tournament at 5-over, topping runners-up Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one stroke. Cabrera entered the third round as the leader at even par, after finishing the first round at 1-under, and shooting 1-over on the second day. He struggled during the third round, finishing 6 strokes over par, putting him 4 strokes behind Aaron Baddeley and two behind Woods. Cabrera rebounded and came back strong on the last day. He birdied one of the longest par-3 holes in major championship history when he sunk a putt at the 8th hole, which played at a lengthy on Sunday. Cabrera finished one stroke under par, bringing him down to 5-over (285) for the championship, just enough to secure his first career major victory. At a post-round interview Cabrera said "Well, there are some players that have psychologists, some have sportologists, I smoke."
    He has played almost full-time in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Cabrera announced partnership with Gary Player Design to collaborate on a golf course design business with a focus in Latin America. This coincides with golf, the Olympics and Brazil coming together in 2016.
    He is a two-time major champion, with wins at the U.S. Open in 2007 and the Masters in 2009; he was the first (and only) Argentine to win either.
    More Details Hide Details He also lost in a sudden death playoff at the Masters in 2013. Born in Córdoba, Argentina, Cabrera's father, Miguel, was a handyman, and his mother worked as a maid. He was three or four when his parents split up and was left in the care of his paternal grandmother. Cabrera stayed with her until he was 16, when he moved in a few feet away, to the house of Silvia, twelve years his senior, and a mother of four boys. They had a son, Federico, followed by another, Ángel. When Cabrera was 10, he became a caddy at the Córdoba Country Club, which he says almost became his home. He learned golf playing against other caddies for money. His fierce determination and powerful swing soon caught the eye of members, one of whom, Juan Cruz Molina, a local real estate magnate, bought him his first set of clubs when he was 16.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    Cabrera earned enough money ($623,504) on the PGA Tour in 2006 playing as a non-member to earn a tour card for 2007.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    Cabrera was a member of the international squad in the Presidents Cup in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2013.
    More Details Hide Details PGA Tour playoff record (1–1) European Tour playoff record (1–2) 1Defeated Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell in a sudden-death playoff – Cabrera (4-4), Perry (4-5) and Campbell (5). WD = withdrew CUT = missed the half way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place. DNP = did not play Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. 1Cancelled due to 9/11 DNP = Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied NT = No tournament Yellow background for top-10.
    Cabrera featured a highest of 9th in the Official World Golf Ranking on 2 October 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He was the top-ranked Latin American player for a number of years before the emerging pair of Andrés Romero and Camilo Villegas won PGA Tour tournaments in 2008.
    In 2005, he won the BMW Championship, the most prestigious event on the European Tour outside the majors and the World Golf Championships.
    More Details Hide Details However, it was only his third European Tour win, a tally which was perhaps disappointing given his consistent form on the tour. At that point, Cabrera had also won seven non-European Tour events in Latin America, where the standard of play is much lower than on the European Tour.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    Cabrera's first European Tour win was the 2001 Argentine Open, which was sanctioned by the European Tour on a one-time basis that year.
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  • 1999
    Age 29
    Cabrera retained his card comfortably in his first three seasons and improved substantially to tenth on the Order of Merit in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He has since finished in the top 15 of the Order of Merit on seven occasions, with a best placing of fifth in 2005.
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Cabrera turned professional at age twenty and his first three visits to the European Tour Qualifying School were unsuccessful. On his fourth trip in 1995, made with Molina's financial assistance, he qualified for membership of the European Tour in 1996.
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  • 1969
    Born on September 12, 1969.
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