May 01, 2014
By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM
- Angel Cabrera hit just seven fairways and 11 greens in Round 1. (Tyler Lecka/Getty Images)
There are no pictures on a scorecard. That golf analogy perfectly fits Angel Cabrera's first round at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Cabrera hit just seven of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens on Thursday, but still managed to post a seven-birdie, 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead. It was just Cabrera's fourth round in the 60s this season. It's been a disappointing season for the two-time major champion from Argentina, who has made just two of nine cuts on TOUR. His best finish was a T43 at the Shell Houston Open.
Cabrera has been erratic off the tee all season, as he ranks 186th in driving accuracy at 54.58 percent. He's also struggled with his irons, ranking 102nd in greens hit at 65.91 percent. But Cabrera has been respectable on the greens -- ranking 90th in strokes gained-putting -- and he made a few long putts on Thursday, including a 40-footer from just off the green.
|Player||Fairways hit||Greens hit||SG-Putting
|Angel Cabrera (-6)||7/14||11/18||2.459 (12)|
|Martin Flores (-5)||8/14||12/18||1.956 (19)|
|Phil Mickelson (-5)
|Jonathan Byrd (-4)
|Stewart Cink (-4)
||7/14||16/18 (1st)||2.329 (13)|
|Webb Simpson (-4)