Angel Cabrera

Angel Cabrera

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Cordoba, Argentina
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Angel Cabrera is famous as a professional golf player from Argentina. Angel Cabrera has been playing for both European Tour and PGA Tour.

Early life

On September 12, 1969, Angel Cabrera was born in Cordoba, Argentina. As of now, he is 52 years old. He is also known as his nickname EI Pato (The Duck). He was born to his father Miguel and his mother’s name is not known. As per the source, his father was a handyman and his mother was a maid.

His parents split up and were left in the care of his paternal grandmother when he was 4. Until he was 16, he stated they moved a few feet away, to his house Silvia. In addition, he learned plating golf against caddies for money.

Career

At the age of 20, Ángel Cabrera officially started his professional career as a golfer. Unfortunately, his first three visits to the European Tour Qualifying School were unsuccessful. In 19995, he went for the 4th trip, made with Molina’s financial assistance. Fortunately, he qualified for membership in the European Tour in 1996.

In his first 3 seasons, he retained his card comfortably. In addition, he improved substantially to tenth on the Order of Merit in 1999. On seven occasions, he has since finished in the top 15 of the Order of Merit. Moreover, in 2005, he stood with the best placing of fifth.

Angel Cabrera

Caption: Angel Cabrera during his match. Source: Getty Image

In the 2001 Argentina Open, he won his first European Tour. Therefore, it was sanctioned by the European Tour on a one-time basis that year. Thus, he won the BMW Championship, the most prestigious event, in 2005. Likewise, it was on the European Tour outside the majors and the World Golf Championships.

On October 2, 2015, he featured a highest of 9th in the Official World Golf Ranking. In addition, he was the top-ranked Latin American player for a number of years, in 2008. And, it was before the emerging pair of Andrés Romero and Camilo Villegas won PGA Tour tournaments.

More about his career

In 2006, he earned enough money ($ 623,504) on the PGA Tour. On the tour, he played as a non-member to earn a tour card for 2007. Similarly, in 2007, 2008, and 2009, he played almost full-time. At the 2007 US Open at Oakmont near Pittsburgh, he won his first major championship. Furthermore, he became the first Argentine player to win the U.S. Open. In addition, he was the second to win a major, joining Roberto De Vicenzo.

Eventually, he won the British Open in 1967 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake). As Argentina’s sportsperson of the year, he received the 2007 Olimpia de Oro (“Golden Olympia”).

In 2009, he won the Masters Tournament fortunately in a three-way. The ways were a sudden-death playoff, seeing off Chad Campbell after the first playoff hole. On the second, he defeated Kenny Perry. Then, he was in the mix to win a second Green Jacket at Augusta, in 2011. In the match, he was in the final pairing on Sunday, four strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy.

On July 6, 2014, he won the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. Thus, it was his first PGA Tour victory since claiming the green jacket in 2009. Additionally, he shot a six-under-par 64 on both Saturday and Sunday to secure the title, winning $1.17 million. Hence, the estimated net worth of Angel Cabrera is $15 million.

Angel Cabrera’s imprson

Angel Cabrera was arrested in Rio de Janeiro, in January 2021. Thus, it was a result of Interpol issuing a red notice due to him having left Argentina. In addition, it was without authorization following the start of a trial where he was facing a criminal charge. until June 2021, he remained in a Brazilian prison. Later, he was convicted and sentenced to 2 years in prison, in July 2021.

Personal life

Previously, Angel Cabrera was married to Sylvia Rivardero. No information about his wife is revealed but, she belongs to Argentine Nationality. Moreover, his ex-wife has a Twitter account but, she does not have much activity there. There are no data about his marriage date, divorce, and reason for divorce. Together, they share children named Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. He and his ex-wife Sylvia finalized their divorce in 2009.

Body measurement and Social media

Angel Cabrera is tall and stands 6 feet (183 cm/ 1.83 m) tall. Also, he has maintained his weight and his body weight is 95 kg (210 lbs). Angel has greyish-white hair color and dark brown pairs of eyes. In addition, he is not active on any social media sites and has no accounts.

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