According to the U.S. Open Media Guide, Cabrera grew up two blocks away from fellow European Tour player Eduardo Romero in Cordoba, Argentina. After Cabrera failed to earn his European Tour card three-straight times, Romero paid Cabrera's expenses in 1995 so he could continue to practice and compete.
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Angel Cabrera, known around the European Tour as, "Pato," or The Duck, was the first Argentinean-born golfer to be ranked in the world's Top 10.
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Angel Cabrera was a member of the 2005 President's Cup International team. He was teamed with 2005 U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell in Day 2's Fourball matches and the pair halved their match against Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco. Paired together again on Day 3, they lost to Mickelson and DiMarco 5 & 3 in Foursomes before halving an afternoon Fourball match against Davis Love III and Fred Couples.
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Cabrera was the only player in the 2007 U.S. Open to complete two rounds in the 60s (69-71-76-69), ranked second for the week in driving distance (310.9 yards) and never scored higher than a bogey.
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Cabrera has won three European PGA Tour eventsthe 2001 Open De Argentina, the 2002 Benson & Hedges International Open and the 2005 BMW Championship. The 2007 U.S. Open is his first win in America.
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