WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Angel Cabrera is doing everything in reverse.
He won the 2007 U.S. Open, then followed with a victory at the 2009 Masters. Now he’s trying to claim his first career title at a regular PGA Tour event.
“I’d like to continue winning majors,” he said through an interpreter after getting into contention at The Greenbrier Classic, “but if I win this nice tournament, I'll be very happy.”
Cabrera followed opening rounds of 68-68 with a 6-under 64 on Saturday, thanks to four birdies on his first six holes and seven overall. He will compete in the final pairing on Sunday, trailing by two strokes to current leader Billy Hurley III.
“It's been a while,” he explained of getting into contention. “I've been working very hard, so it's just hard work to get me in this position.”
With a leaderboard filled with players who have never won before, let alone claimed majors, Cabrera was asked whether his experience would prove to be an advantage in the final round.
“That's probably not going to play into it. All I have to do is keep playing well. I'd like to have the title, and I've just got to keep working.”