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July 07, 2014

Angel Cabrera's Winning Gear at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic

Posted at 10:50 AM by Michael Chwasky

Angel Cabrera won his first non-major PGA Tour event at the Greenbrier Classic by shooting a pair of 64s on the weekend and posting a 16-under-par score that bettered George McNeill by two strokes. Here's a complete list of his winning gear which is highlighted by a new Ping G30 driver: 

DRIVER: Ping G30 (9°) with Aldila Rogue 80X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G30 (14.5° set to 13.5°) with Aldila RIP Alpha 80X shaft

IRONS: Ping i25 (2), Ping S55 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Ping Anser (54°), Ping Tour Gorge (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2B

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Getty Images)

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April 08, 2010

Masters Bag: Defending Champion Angel Cabrera

Posted at 7:59 AM by David Dusek

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It seems appropriate that the first bag we publish in the Shop Blog from the 2010 Masters is that of the defending champion, Angel Cabrera. Ping made Cabrera a special Masters-themed bag to use here this week, and his son, Angelito (below), will proudly carry it for his father during the tournament.


DRIVER: Ping i15 (8°) with Aldila RIP 80X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G15 (15.5°) with Aldila RIP 80X shaft
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°) with Aldila ProtoPype 105X shaft
IRONS: Ping i15 (3, 4) S57 (5-PW) with Rifle 7.0 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Tour-W (54°), Tour-W TS (60°) with Rifle 7.0 shafts
PUTTER: Ping iSeries 1/2 Craz-E
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo: Ping Golf)

December 21, 2009

Bag of the Day: Angel Cabrera

Posted at 8:59 AM by David Dusek


Here is a list of the clubs that 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera has been playing with recently:

DRIVER: Ping i15 (8°) with Aldila RIP 80X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G15 (15.5°) with Aldila prototype 95X shaft
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°) with Aldila prototype 95X shaft
IRONS: Ping S57 (3-PW) with Rifle 7.0 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Tour W (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping iWi 1/2 Craz-E with a 21" Winn Belly putter grip
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

May 06, 2009

A Year Later, Garcia's Using Another New Putter at Sawgrass

Posted at 10:00 AM by David Dusek

Sergio Garcia Players Tuesday Sergio Garcia's biggest win came last year at the Players Championship. Although he led the field that week in driving accuracy and greens in regulation, he kissed his putter after defeating Paul Goydos in a one-hole playoff on the famous 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

Garcia went on to tie for second at the PGA Championship last year and won the European Tour's Castello Masters in Spain and the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. In fact, Garcia rose to No. 2 in the world rankings using that putter, a Scotty Cameron Newport.

But this season has been rough for Garcia on the greens. He's still one of the best ballstrikers around—hitting 67% of the greens in regulation—but poor putting has sent his scoring average up 2.56 strokes per round, to 71.68. Garcia ranks 173rd in average number of putts per round (30.17) and 155th in putts per green in regulation (1.812)

"I obviously am not feeling 100 percent with my game at the moment, and it shows," Garcia said in his press conference Tuesday. "I'm just not having a great time on the course."

At the Masters, Garcia arrived wielding a 44-inch TaylorMade Spider belly putter. He tied for 38th that week and was never a factor in the tournament. In fact, he made more news with his derogatory remarks about the course and subsequent retraction.

Garcia, still trying to break out of his putting funk, has now switched to a unique new putter. It is 42 inches long, and the head is from an extended-length TaylorMade Rossa Monza Corza.

Sergios-putters-merged The standard-length version of the Corza has slots cut out of the frame (top right), but the extended-length model is solid to add weight (bottom right). TaylorMade reps say that Kia Ma, the company's putter guru, ground the sides to make the shape more pleasing to Garcia's eye.

The grip on the putter also extends farther down the shaft than normal, making it look a little like Angel Cabrera's extended-length i Series 1/2 Craz-E B.

"It's similar in a way, I guess," he said Tuesday. "I saw his last week, and I think it's a little bit different because he grips it pretty much from the top. I grip it pretty much normal and kind of let a little bit of the putter stick out."

Garcia also said, "By the grip being a little longer, it's harder for me to make the top part of the grip move, so I'm working with the clubface instead of that. So that's usually what happens to me when I start putting badly. So I'm just trying to see if I can get some confidence and feel good with something."

While Garcia is hopeful that this putter will provide the spark he's looking for, it's clearly on a short leash.

"Unfortunately I can't predict the future," Garcia said. "So I don't know. At the moment I'm staying with it. We'll see how it goes."

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Photos - Garcia: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images; Putter: GlobalGolf (top), TaylorMade (bottom)

April 12, 2009

Cabrera becomes first Ping player to win Masters

Posted at 11:07 PM by David Dusek

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Ping Golf received a huge 50th anniversary present on Sunday evening. At 7:32 Eastern time, Trevor Immelman slipped a green jacket on Angel Cabrera in Butler Cabin at Augusta National.

Cabrera becomes the first Ping staff player to ever win a Masters title.

As is tradition, Ping will now make a solid gold replica of the putter Cabrera used to win the tournament, and place it in a vault in the company's Scottsdale headquarters. This video gives you an inside look into the vault.

PING_Tour_Wedge60TS Cabrera's i-Series 1/2 Craz-E putter tips the scales at 385 grams. With the current price of gold at $879 an ounce, that's $27,249 worth of bling!

Cabrera also had a new lob wedge in the bag at Augusta. Ping's new Tour W TS wedge (Thin Sole) is just arriving in pro shops. It is designed to provide players with the ability to hit better shots off thin, tight lies. Like other Tour W wedges, the TS has a tungsten toe weight and a small thermoplastic urethane insert to increase the moment of inertia and enhance feel.

Once again, here is a complete list of all the clubs in Cabrera's bag at the Masters:

Driver:                Rapture (7.5°)
Fairway wood:  Rapture V2 (15.5°)
Irons:                 G10 (2), S57 (3-PW)
Wedges:             Ping Tour-W (54°),  Tour W TS (60°)
Putter:                i Series 1/2 Craz-E B

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April 11, 2009

Angel Cabrera's Masters Clubs

Posted at 8:22 PM by David Dusek

Angel Cabrera AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Two years ago at Oakmont, Angel Cabrera won his first major championship, the U.S. Open, holding off charges by Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk.

On Sunday, Cabrera will be going for his second major at the Masters.

We reported earlier this week that many players elected to go with hybrid clubs instead of long irons at Augusta National, but Cabrera took a Ping Rapture V2 hybrid club out of his bag in favor of a Ping G10 2-iron.

Cabrera elected to stick with a unique putter he put in the bag at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. It is a Ping i Series 1/2 Craz-E B, but Cabrera's is 39-inches long and features a grip designed for a belly putter that extends almost halfway down the shaft. Cabrera told me in Arizona that the large grip helps him properly balance the putter and enhances his feel on the greens.

Here is a complete list of the clubs he has in his bag this week:

Driver:                Rapture (7.5°)
Fairway wood:  Rapture V2 (15.5°)
Irons:                 G10 (2), S57 (3-PW)
Wedges:             Ping Tour-W (54°, 60°)
Putter:                i Series 1/2 craze B

(Photo by Fred Vuich/SI)

Ping's 50th Anniversary Bag Debuts at Augusta

Posted at 7:42 PM by David Dusek

Angel Cabrera Ping 50 Bag AUGUSTA, Ga. — Eight golfers at this year's Masters were given new golf bags that commemorate Ping's 50th anniversary. Angel Cabrera, Hunter Mahan,  Bubba Watson and other members of Ping's staff will carry the bags for the rest of the season.

(Photo by Rubin Yorio/Getty Images)

February 25, 2009

Angel Cabrera's Unique Not-Quite-Belly-Length Putter

Posted at 9:59 AM by David Dusek

Angelcabrerapingputter_00x350 MARANA, Ariz. — One of the most interesting matches slated for the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship pits Angel Cabrera, winner of the 2007 U.S. Open Championship, against Phil Mickelson.

The Argentine has experimented with many different types of putters — including blades, mallets and belly putters — since his win at Oakmont. This week he's using a 39-inch Ping i-Series 1/2 Craz-E B. It's four to five inches longer than most standard putters, but shorter than a belly putter. Click on the photo for a better look.

When I asked him about it Tuesday afternoon, Cabrera said through an interpreter, "I used a 39-inch putter in 2005 when I won the BMW Championship on the European Tour. I played well with the putter back then."

Cabrera explained that he had lost some feel on the greens recently, and he hoped that going back to this putter would help him regain his touch.

Not only is the length unique, so is the grip. It's designed for a belly putter and extends well down the shaft. However, Cabrera holds it and swings it in a traditional style.

"It's to compensate for the weight of the putter," he said.

According to Ping, the head of Cabrera's putter weighs 385 grams, which is 20 grams heavier than the head of a standard-length i-Series 1/2 Craz-E putter. Therefore, the weight of the grip improves the putter's balance.

June 13, 2008

Cabrera's patriotic driver shaft

Posted at 12:38 PM by David Dusek

Cabrerashaft_600x450SAN DIEGO — After shooting an opening-round 79, defending U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera is a long shot to retain his title. But if the man they call The Duck is look for inspiration, he doesn't have to look any farther than the shaft of his driver. Cabrera has an Argentinean  flag on his 45 1/4-inch Aldila ProtoPype ADX shaft. The shaft weighs 80 grams and is X-stiff. Click on the photo for a better look.

June 10, 2008

Cabrera asks Ping to give him hope at Torrey Pines

Posted at 4:39 PM by David Dusek

Cabrera2SAN DIEGO — On the practice green last month at TPC Sawgrass, I saw 2007 U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera hard at work on the putting green. Really, really hard at work.

Cabrera was going back and forth between using a Ping Redwood Anser, the putter he used to win at Oakmont, and a belly putter that appeared to be a Ping G2i Craz-E. Click on the image at right for a better look at Cabrera, in the green shirt, trying out the belly putter.

After talking with some of Ping's club fitters and tour representatives Monday near the range at Torrey Pines, it sounds like Cabrera is still searching.
"That's his demon," said Ping's Matt Rollins. "But as he tells us, 'It's not the putter, it's the puttee. But I need some hope. Just give me something that gives me hope.'"

To give Cabrera some hope, Ping had an Anser 4 putter (right)  shipped overnight from Phoenix to La Jolla. Cabrera picked up the putter, which was first released back in 1982, this morning. He will practice with it today, but he will also practice with the Redwood Anser.

Who knows which one El Pato (The Duck) will throw in his bag for his first round on Thursday afternoon?

Angel Cabrera's clubs
Driver                Rapture (7.5° with playing loft of 8.75°)
Fairway wood  Ping TiSI Tec 3-wood (14°)
Irons                 Ping Rapture (2), S58 (3-PW)
Wedges            Tour W (54°, 60°)
Putter                Anser 4/Ping Redwood Anser

More on Cabrera:
- Two to Tango: Cabrera and his teacher
- Angel Cabrera remains thoughtful, fiery and blunt
- From the barrio to the U.S. Open

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