Angel Cabrera

    Angel Cabrera

    Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

    Weight: 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)

    Birthday: 12 September 1969

    College: –

    Year turned pro: 1989

    Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina

    Country: Argentina

    Sponsor: PING, Societe Generale Private Banking, Titleist, Footjoy, EUROMAYOR, NEC

    Cabrera was raised in Argentina, by his paternal grandmother, after his parents divorced. From the age of ten he spent most of his spare time caddying at Córdoba Country Club, where he first learned to play golf by competing against other caddies. His early talent, and the power of his swing, lead to him being bought his first set of clubs by a local businessman, and his career in golf had begun.

    Having turned professional at the age of 20, Cabrera was not successful in gaining a place on the European Tour until 1996. Despite his problems with qualifying initially Cabrera was certainly not out of his depth on the Tour and rose to finish 10th in the Order of Merit in 1999, after just three years of competing. Cabrera’s first European Tour win came in 2001 at the Argentine Open, which for that year only was sanctioned by the European Tour. Despite a promising start Cabrera didn’t have another European Tour win until the BMW Championship in 2005.

    The following year Cabrera earned $623,504 while competing on the PGA Tour as a non-member; this earned him a Tour card for the following season. This success was followed by his first major championship win at the U.S. Open at Oakmont near Pittsburgh in 2007. Two years later Cabrera joined an elite club when he also won the Masters Tournament, when he was ranked only 69th.

    Since his 2009 Masters triumph Cabrera’s fortunes have fluctuated somewhat. He spent most of the 2010 season out of the game with injury, and although he has had a couple of close calls at the 2011 and 2013 Masters Tournaments, he has only had one further PGA Tour win, as of the end of 2014, at Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.
    Away from the course Cabrera has two sons, Federico and Ángel, who have both followed their father into the world of golf. Both boys have competed with their father on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

    As of the end of 2014 Cabrera had achieved three wins on the PGA Tour, amassing prize money of $13,693,731.