April 8 2011
By Melanie Hauser, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Another former Masters champ is trying to jump back into the hunt.
Angel Cabrera birdied the last two holes to slide into contention going into the weekend at 3-under 141. He followed his opening 71 with an early morning 70.
"I was very comfortable hitting good shots and not waiting for next two rounds,'' said Cabrera.
Cabrera, who beat Kenny Perry in a two-hole playoff to win in 2009, said he's comfortable on the course. It shows. He's hit 82 percent of his fairways and 72 percent of his greens so far.
"The pins were okay, were fair, and especially given the degrees early, it's soft so you can go for some flags,'' he said.
Just not all of them.
"It is a big challenge,'' he said. "It is the place and this is the tournament that everybody wants to play well in.''