テ]gel Cabrera Is Argentine Golf Master

April 13, 2009
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Meet テ]gel Cabrera, an Argentine professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and is the current Masters champion. See a video and a biography of テ]gel Cabrera here.




Angel outplayed Americans Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell in a three-way playoff to win the 2009 Augusta Masters Championship title. This is his second major title after he won the 2007 US Open.

Cabrera’s win was celebrated no less than a festival in his country. People came out on the streets of Buenos Aires to salute the golf master who brought back the title, they missed by mis-fortune in 1968, when top Argentine player Roberto DeVicenzo signed a wrong scorecard to miss a playoff spot.

“DeVicenzo had bad luck, he had a bad moment,” Cabrera said. “This win, to take back to Argentina, it’s going to help a lot with our game.”




As a biography, Angel Cabrera was born on September 12, 1969 in Cテウrdoba, Argentina so his age is 39. He is known as ‘El Pato’ (the duck) in the golfing community.

Cabrera mainly plays on the European Tour and has five wins to his name. He won the 2001 Open de Argentina, his first professional tour win. He then lifted the 2002 Benson & Hedges International Open and 2005 BMW Championship trophies. His big moment in the career came when he won the 2007 US Open, beating Tiger Woods by one shot.

Cabrera has also represented Argentine in the World Cup eight times. He has also played in the Presidents Cup as a member of the International Team.

In the 2009 Masters tournament, Cabrera finished 72 holes tied with the two Americans. He then defeated them in the sudden death three-way playoff to lift the title. He is now the only Argentine to either win the Masters or the US Open.




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