Cabrera wins US Open


Angel Cabrera, from Argentina, shot a 69 on the final day of play at the US Open at Oakmont Country Club. The score was good enough for the win. He finished +5 over the four rounds. The entire four rounds only allowed for 8 rounds under par, and Cabrerra had 2 of them. In Argentina, they call him "The Duck." Cabrera was playing with Stuart Appleby who had a horrible round, shooting a +7 round.

Jim Furyk missed a putt for an easy par on 16. Woods made an easy putt on 15 and both ended up one shot behind Cabrerra.

On the 18th hole, Furyk had a difficult shot, letting the club turn over. He had to birdie the hole to stay in, but was unable to. He finished one stroke behind Cabrera.
On the 16th hole, Tiger Woods had a long shot for birdie. He didn't make it, but putted for par. Driving from the 17th hole, with the wind behind him, drove the shot to the bunker. His second shot rolled right past the cup and went into the fringe. Woods parred the 17th hole. Woods' partner in the final group was Aaron Baddeley (72, 70, 72 and 80 today) .. he started the day 2 over and was 9 over by the 17th hole. He had a triple bogey on the first hole.

On the 18th hole, Tiger needed a birdie to tie it up. He had not had good luck on the 18th with a par, bogie, bogie on the three previous rounds. Only four players birdied the 18th on the final round. His drive went slightly right and landed in the fringe. His second shot was beautiful and gave him a realistic chance for birdie. The ball was left about three feet to the right of the cup. Three feet separated Tiger from the win. Tiger had only one birdie in the final 32 holes of play.

Furyk, who finished second last year at the US Open, tied for second again this year.

1 Response to "Cabrera wins US Open"

  1. Shelley says:

    Who were the four who birdied 18 in the final round at Oakmont?

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