AUGUSTA, Ga. – In short, Angel Cabrera ignores conventional wisdom when it comes to Augusta National.
Most play the venerable course like a chess match, picking where to miss, avoiding impossible situations and weighing every gamble versus its potential pitfall. Not Cabrera.
The 2009 champion climbed into the hunt on Saturday for a second green jacket with a third-round 67 that was bold. But what else would one expect?
“He has no fear,” said Cabrera’s swing coach Charlie Epps. “If you’re not aggressive here you’re going to shoot 75 and 76. You can’t survive with 30-foot putts.”
On the greens, however, Cabrera maintains the status quo. “He’s very respectful when he putts. Never gets too greedy,” Epps said.