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Points leads by one at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas, March 28 (UPI) -- D.A. Points birdied his first five holes Thursday, eventually shot an 8-under 64 and seized a one-shot lead on the first day of the Houston Open.
George Mason to join Atlantic 10

George Mason to join Atlantic 10

FAIRFAX, Va., March 25 (UPI) -- George Mason University is joining the Atlantic 10 Conference, which is looking to fill a series of defections.

Percy, Romero tied for Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico, March 7 (UPI) -- Cameron Percy and Andres Romero each shot 7-under-par 65 Thursday and share the lead after the first round of the Puerto Rico Open.

McIlroy extends Masters lead to four shots

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy extended his lead at the Masters Saturday, firing a 2-under-par 70 to build a four-shot advantage after three rounds.
Goosen maintains his lead at Sun City golf

Goosen maintains his lead at Sun City golf

SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- South Africa's Retief Goosen shot 5-under-par 67 Saturday and built a two-stroke lead through 54 holes at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City.

Kim earns semifinal berth in match play

CASARES, Spain, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Anthony Kim lost his meeting with Scott Strange Friday and still earned a semifinal berth in the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

Perry ties Campbell for Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry, both seeking their first major title, battled through blustery winds Friday to share the lead at the midway point of the Masters.

Gomez leads Argentine after three rounds

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Fabian Gomez, a regular on the Nationwide Tour, shot a 7-under 64 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Argentine Masters.
Stricker takes 3-shot lead at Barclays

Stricker takes 3-shot lead at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Steve Stricker held the halfway lead in The Barclays Golf Tournament in Paramus, N.J., Friday at 10-under-par 132, three strokes ahead of Hunter Mahan.

Cabrera takes lead in Scottish golf

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera shot a 3-under-par 68 Friday for a one-shot lead at the halfway point of the Scottish Open.

Noren, Jaidee share Scottish golf lead

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 10 (UPI) -- Alexander Noren and Thongchai Jaidee tied for the opening-round lead in the Scottish Open Thursday at 7-under-par 65.

Woods, Mickelson highlight U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Open, always an anticipated week on the world's golfing calendar, begins Thursday with this year's version having a special feature.
Woods, Mickelson paired for U.S. Open

Woods, Mickelson paired for U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO, June 5 (UPI) -- The first competitive round of golf for Tiger Woods since he underwent knee surgery will be played in the company of his chief rival, Phil Mickelson.
Garcia leads Players Championship

Garcia leads Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, seeking to improve on his runner-up finish last year, took the first-round lead Thursday at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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Argentins's Angel Cabrera lines up a putt on the 17th hole on the first day of the 138th British Open Championship in Turnberry Thursday July 16 2009. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Ángel Cabrera (pronounced /ˈɑːnhɛl kəˈbrɛrə/ in English) (born 12 September 1969) is an Argentine professional golfer who plays mainly on the European Tour. He is known affectionately as "El Pato" (The duck) for his waddling gait. He is a former U.S. Open champion and the current Masters champion. He is the first Argentine to win either The Masters or the U.S. Open.

Cabrera was born in Córdoba, Argentina, the son of a changarin (handyman) and a maid who split up when he was three or four, leaving him in the care of his paternal grandmother. He stayed with her until he was 16, when he moved in with his girlfriend, Silvia, 10 years his senior. They had a son, Federico, four years later, followed by another, Ángel, two years later.

When Cabrera was 10 he became a caddy at the Córdoba Country Club, which he says almost became his home. In sixth grade he quit school to take up the job full time. He learned golf playing against other caddies for money. His fierce determination and powerful swing soon caught the eye of members, one of whom, Juan Cruz Molina, a local real estate magnate, bought him his first set of clubs when he was 16.

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