Tag Archives: Angel Cabrera

Jun
18
2016
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Wow, I’m honestly a bit confused or just disoriented as to what the heck is happening out there at Oakmont because of the weather delays that messed up the rest of the week. So, the players in Thursday’s morning wave finished their first rounds on Friday morning — only nine players completed 18 holes on Thursday — and then had the rest of the day off. Then, the guys originally in Thursday’s afternoon wave played the first round and then most of them finished the second round, as well.

Yep, 36 holes at Oakmont in a U.S. Open — sounds about as fun as digging ditches all day. I’m serious. I know they’re playing professional golf for a lot of money, but hey, you’d have to pay me that much to do what they did today. However, those guys actually got the better end of the draw, believe it or not.

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Jun
13
2016

I have some serious *breaking* news for you guys: Oakmont is a tough track. Yeah, no shit, right? Of course, it is — it’s a U.S. Open venue! No, but seriously, it makes the average U.S. Open course look like the rinky-dink muni you play wearing a t-shirt and cut-offs while you shotgun PBRs. That’s right. Oakmont eats most other venues for breakfast.

I haven’t seen that much of the course yet (walking at least nine with some guys tomorrow morning!), but I’ve seen enough and spoken to enough players/insiders to know how difficult, strenuous and mentally taxing it is. It will certainly be interesting to see how players deal with the part of the game between the ears this week. I mean, it looks like it could be pretty traumatizing if you’re not playing well and things start moving in the wrong direction. 

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May
2
2014
Cabrera starts second-round with lead, ends with share of it.

Cabrera starts second-round with lead, ends with share of it.

Angel Cabrera posted a second consecutive round in the 60s at Quail Hollow Club to take a share of the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship heading into the weekend. The Argentinian fired a three-under 69 to follow his first-round six-under 66, a two-day total of nine-under. 

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Jul
20
2013
Westy

Nice playing, dude

Since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, Lee Westwood has been in the top six after 54 holes at a major championship eight times. For one reason or another, he hasn’t managed to get over that line and win one. Once again, the 40-year-old Englishman is in that position after firing a solid one-under 70 to take a two-shot lead over Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan.

I’ve seen Westwood in the hot seat at majors on Saturdays before and I will say that he’s never appeared as relaxed and comfortable as he did today.

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Apr
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
AUSSIE

Sweet, sweet
redemption.

There’s that moment on Masters Sunday when no matter how badly you have to go to the bathroom or grab another beer, you’re glued to your seat and fixated on watching the 18th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. And then, out of nowhere, Adam Scott drills a 30-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole to fire a three-under 69 and move to nine-under.

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Apr
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

 

Adam Scott, Steve Williams, Angel Cabrera

That’s what it looks like when you win The Masters

If you don’t think Adam Scott is attractive, you need to get your eyes checked. And that doesn’t just go for women. I’m talking to you, too, guys! You need to get your head checked if you can’t admit the 2013 Masters champion is handsome.

Two things: 1) There were just a few photographs taken of Scotty making two clutch putts to become the  first Australian to win at Augusta National in the tournament’s 77-year history; and 2) He’s mildly photogenic.

Thus, I figured I’d put together an AUS-SOME gallery. OK, fine, this is completely gratuitous, but trust me, you’ll thank me later .

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Apr
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Well, that was a thrilling finish! Last night when I was writing my preview post for today, the headline I had type was: “One for the ages.” For some reason, I changed it, but turned out, this Masters really was one for the ages.

Thanks so much for tweeting your questions. FYI, we started answering them around the 22 minute mark.

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Apr
14
2013
Sneds!

Look who is at top of leaderboard: The hottest player on the PGA Tour in early 2013: Sneds!

What a rollercoaster. What a day. What a week. Oh, just another non-controversial Masters. I totally jinxed it earlier this week when I thought I was going to get to watch this year’s Masters relatively stress-free from my couch with an easy workload. And of course, Tiger Woods was going to cruise to victory for his 15th major and all would be right in the world.

I should have known better. That doesn’t happen. In fact, it never does, especially when you think it will. Duh.

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Jul
8
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Orange alert!

Hoping to cheer on his hero Tiger Woods, mega-fan Jason Goodwin claims he was given permission ahead of time to wear a bright orange “Tiger” suit to TPC Boston last year for the Deutsche Bank Championship, but a recent lawsuit reveals the plan went awry, according to TMZ.com.

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Jun
15
2011
By Conor Nagle under US Open

One of the year’s most tiresome media contrivances has been the so-called ‘Youth Movement’ narrative. Tiger may be gone, we’re told, but a flood of younger golfers are rushing to fill the vacuum left by his sudden retreat, almost as if the next generation of talent made some collective decision a few months ago to, like, totally shake up golf, dude.

It might be a reductive approach to reading the evolution of the sport, but it is one, nonetheless, that carries a little truth about it. We might just be talking about a handful of talented outliers, after all, but aren’t they just a little younger than they used to be? I mean, how else can you explain the presence of sixteen-year-old Beau Hossler in this week’s field?

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