Cabrera to miss Dubai grand final
Angel Cabrera has pull out of next week’s HSBC Champions and will miss the season-ending Dubai World Championship.
Angel Cabrera has pull out of next week’s HSBC Champions tournament and, as a consequence, will miss the season-ending Dubai World Championship.
This because the 40-year-old will not have played the minimum of 12 events he needed to qualify for the Dubai grand final, although he would have been eligible if he had not been disqualified from last week’s Castello Masters.
The big-hitting Argentine missed his tee-off time by less than 15 minutes after being delayed en route from the Grand Slam in Bermuda the previous day.
Cabrera’s decision could be great news for England’s former European Open champion Kenneth Ferrie, currently 116th on the Order of Merit and in danger of losing his Tour card.
Ferrie will move up one spot when Cabrera’s name is removed from the list to join the top 115 earning exemptions for next season’s circuit.
After losing to Australian Robert Allenby in the third-place play-off at the Volvo World Match Play in Spain, Cabrera said: “Now I have two weeks in South Africa, then back to Argentina and restart in January in Hawaii.”
Ferrie could have secured his immediate future at the Singapore Open but by finishing only 57th stayed 116th in the ‘Race to Dubai’ standings.
Cabrera is the 11th player to turn down places in China, which for the first time is part of the World Golf Championships series.
Also missing are Fiji’s Vijay Singh, South African Tim Clark and Americans Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Lucas Glover, Kenny Perry, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Scott Verplank and Heath Slocum.
The event does, though, have Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and five more of the world’s top 10.
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