My Sportsman: Angel Cabrera
In my mind,
To be sure, his Open victory was captivating in itself. Waddling around the venerable venue, Cabrera -- whose nickname back home is
All the while, Cabrera wore his heart and nerves on his sleeve. He puffed furiously on his omnipresent cigarette. "There are players that have psychologists, sportologists. I smoke," he told reporters. And he exulted openly. With a physique that resembles
But it wasn't until a few weeks later, when I helped edit a fascinating story about Cabrera for SI's Golf Plus section, that I truly appreciated the journey that had taken him to Oakmont's trophy ceremony. Venturing to Cordoba, my colleagues
Today, as a full-fledged member at the club, Cabrera is donating funds to construct a new caddy shack. It's one of his many charitable endeavors in and around the region.
Best of all, though he is now rich and famous beyond his boyhood dreams, every Friday night that he is in town, Cabrera repairs to