Ángel Leopoldo Cabrera (pronounced /ˈɑnhɛl kəˈbrɛrə/ in English) (born September 12, 1969) is an Argentine professional golfer who plays mainly on the European Tour. Known affectionately as "El Pato" Cabrera (The duck), he is the 2007 U.S. Open champion.
Cabrera was born in Villa Allende, Córdoba, Argentina. He worked as a caddie at the home club of internationally successful Argentine professional Eduardo Romero, who became his mentor. Cabrera turned professional at the age of twenty. His first three visits to the European Tour Qualifying School were unsuccessful, but on his fourth trip in 1995, made with Romero's financial assistance, he qualified for membership of the European Tour in 1996. He retained his card comfortably in his first three seasons and improved substantially to tenth on the Order of Merit in 1999. He has since finished in the top 15 of the Order of Merit on seven occasions, with a best placing of fifth in 2005.
Cabrera's first two professional wins came in Latin America in 1995 and his first European Tour win was the 2001 Argentine Open, which was sanctioned by the European Tour on a one off basis that year. In 2005 he won the BMW Championship, which is the
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