Angel Cabrera wins his first green jacket

Kenny Perry, as he told the media, was responsible for losing the major championship that was his for most of the 72 holes of play. In a dramatic two hole playoff, Angel Cabrera outlasted the PGA Tour veteran to claim his second major title.

In 2007, Cabrera held off Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods to win the U.S. Open. This time, he had to save his chance at the championship in the closing holes. On the first playoff hole, Angel found himself with no easy shot to the green due to the presence of a massive oak tree in front of his ball. Though his effort to swing the ball around the tree f
ailed, it fortunately bounced out onto the fairway. At that point, Campbell and Perry could easily have knocked Cabrera out of the tournament, bu
t both players failed to hit the green with their approach shots from the fairway. Cabrera and Perry went on to make par, but Campbell's shot out of the bunker gave him a challenging par putt which he was unable to make.

Cabrera and Perry moved on to the 10th hole for the second sudden death matchup.
Both players hit spectacular drives given the pressure each was facing. However, Perry (pictured left) found himself in the trees left of the green (much like Len Mattiace in his playoff against MikeWeir). Nonetheless, Cabrera managed to
stick his approach close to the flag.

Perry's final attempt to save his chance at a major championship failed as he caught his chip shot thin, and the ball was skulled 20 feet from the hole. He missed his par putt, and Cabrera closed him out with a simple two putt.

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