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The Tour Report

April 12 2013

5:56 PM

Big finish sets up Cabrera for weekend

Angel Cabrera will enter this weekend seeking his third major win. (Ehrmann/Getty Images)

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Thanks to a sizzling finish, Angel Cabrera is nicely positioned going into the weekend at Augusta National. Considering he's a past Masters champ whose only two PGA TOUR wins have come in majors, he's a player likely to be heard from down the stretch on Sunday.

Cabrera birdied four of his last five holes in Friday's second round to shoot a 3-under 69. That leaves him at 4 under, just one shot off the current lead.

Those four birdies came on holes 14, 15, 16 and 18. Throughout his Masters career, Cabrera has played holes 14-16 in a cumulative 22 under par.

"The big difference was that the back nine I was hitting very well off the tee, leaving my second shots close and I was able to make some birdies," the Argentine said.

Cabrera won the 2009 Masters in a playoff against Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell. He finished seventh in 2011 after entering the final round in second.

Despite that track record, Cabrera has a healthy fear of Augusta National.

"For me, Augusta is never easy," he said.