US Open Champion Cabrera to play Singapore Open
Open champion Angel Cabrera announced today that he will be heading
to Sentosa Golf Club for the second time running, intensifying the
competition at the US$4 million Barclays Singapore Open which takes
place from November 1-4, 2007.
Currently ranked 18th in the world, Cabrera recently made headlines
for being the first Argentine to win the US Open when he held off
world number one Tiger Woods for a closing round of 69 and final
score of 285, five over par on the challenging Oakland Hills course
Cabrera, also known affectionately as El Pata, or the
duck in Spanish because of the way he walks on the course, is well-known
for his long drives, averaging over 300 yards.
At last years Barclays Singapore Open, Cabrera finished a
respectable joint eighth and this year is sure to return with greater
confidence having done so well at Oakland Hills, whose narrow fairways
and long rough are similar to what he can expect on Sentosas
Graham Bell, chairman of the Barclays Singapore Open committee said:
Cabrera joins an exciting field of some of worlds top
players at the Barclays Singapore Open. Hes been playing especially
well this year and itll be a treat for spectators to see some
of the worlds best golfers grace our shores once again.
The 37-year-old Cabrera, who is self taught, has won three times
in Europe including the 2005 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club
having previously been runner-up on two occasions.
He will face stiff competition from two-time defending champion
Adam Scott as he returns to attempt a hat-trick this year in the
full-field Asian Tour event which has been dubbed the Major of Asia.
Cabrera will also be up against Ernie Els, currently ranked world
number five, who is returning in a bid to claim the title that has
so far eluded him and world number six Vijay Singh, a former Masters
winner. Other noteworthy players who have confirmed their participation
include former US Open champion Michael Campbell, Ryder Cup hero
and stalwart of the European Tour, Darren Clarke and Japans
July 12, 2007