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1969 Ángel Cabrera is born in Córdoba, Argentina, and at the age of 10 began working as a caddie at Córdoba Country Club, where he learned to play betting on himself against fellow caddies. A wealthy member of the club spotted his talent and bought Ángel his first proper set of clubs at the age of 16. After turning pro in 1989, he finally qualified through the European Tour Q-School at the fourth attempt in 1996.
He became a major champion in 2007, winning the US Open by a shot from Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods, and claimed another major at the 2009 Masters in a playoff with Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. Cabrera narrowly missed a second green jacket in 2013, losing at the second hole of a playoff with Adam Scott. A powerful hitter and streaky player, in all he has nearly 50 professional titles to his name, most of them on the South American circuits. Cabrera is nicknamed 'El Pato' (the duck) for his waddling walk.

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