Augusta National tends to shake the cobwebs off its champions, yet even Angel Cabrera didn't think he'd be one to rise to the top. The 2009 Masters winner barely made the cut in his title defense last year. With his length and comfort around Augusta, though, the Argentinian perked up at just the right time after relatively quiet rounds of 71 and 70.
One of the surprise success stories of 2011, Jhonattan (pronounced Jonathan) Vegas is the first golfer from Venezuela to compete in the Masters Tournament. Jhonny Vegas will share his rookie Masters experience in a diary with The Augusta Chronicle:
Angel Cabrera is not easily intimidated, but the 2009 Masters Tournament champion admits that defending his title in front of the world was a challenge to his Latin bravado.
The patrons standing on the first tee Sunday around 1 p.m. might have experienced a feeling of deja vu when they saw Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry paired for the final round, but if Cabrera and Perry felt any such sensation, Cabrera wasn't letting on.