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Here are two words for you: Angel Cabrera.
No one ever believed that Cabrera would win another major after his shocking victory at the 2007 U.S. Open over Tiger Woods. But he did.
Cabrera demonstrated that if you have the stomach and nerve to win one major, it’s quite possible to do it again.
Most people look at players such as Y.E. Yang, Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton, Shaun Micheel, etc. as one-hit wonders. Although these players were considerable underdogs when they won their major titles, they still had to hold it together on the weekend at a major championship and particularly coming down the stretch on Sunday afternoon. That is no easy task, and is a form of pressure that has gotten the best of many of the game’s greatest players.
Ben Hogan blew major championships.
Jack Nicklaus let majors slip away.
Sam Snead blew more U.S. Opens than he’d care to remember.
Arnold Palmer let a seven stroke lead slip away on the back-nine at the 1966 U.S. Open.
And as we all know, Woods finally failed to close out a 54-hole lead at a major back in 2009, and Y.E. Yang was the man who took it from him.
Yang has consistently demonstrated an ability to execute the big shots when he needs them most.
He did it against Woods at the 2009 PGA Championship and he most recently mounted a Sunday charge at the Honda Classic that very nearly caught Rory Sabbatini despite Sabbatini’s five-stroke lead at the start of the round.
We know Yang has the stomach to get the job done. He’s also playing some great golf right now, and he tied for 8th at last year’s Masters.
Can Yang be the next Cabrera?