Masters: Can Angel Cabrera Win His Second Masters in Three Years?
Masters Sees 2009 Champion Angel Cabrera Vault Back into Contention
In the 2009 Masters, Angel Cabrera wasn't supposed to have a chance at the green jacket.
He was ranked 69th coming into the tournament.
But that didn't keep him from becoming the lowest-ranked player ever to win the Masters.
Lost in the hubbub of 21-year-old Rory McIlroy's ascension to the top of the leaderboard in Round 3 on Saturday was Cabrera slowly but surely easing his way back into contention.
While McIlroy had a 2-under par on Saturday, Cabrera had a 5-under par.
Cabrera is now four strokes behind McIlroy, tied for second with Jason Day, Charl Schwartzel and KJ Choi.
It isn't an easy deficit to overcome, but it's possible, and Cabrera has shown if he gets into a playoff he has the ability to come away with the win.
Hence, the 2009 Masters when he won the three-way playoff against Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry.
With an additional major win at the 2007 US Open, why can't Cabrera pull this off?
He has more experience than McIlroy and Day, and if he has another day like on Saturday, he very well could.
Maybe then he won't be overlooked anymore.
But something tells me Cabrera likes being the underdog.
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