Saturday, January 12

Open Champ Angel Cabrera Ditches His Smokes


(BBC SPORT photo)

Now what will he do to stay calm?

Anyone who watched his final round duel against Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk in last summer's U.S. Open saw a twitchy Angel Cabrera chain-smoking over the final holes. Cigarettes were his habit, and they helped Angel deal with the nerve-shattering moments between the biggest shots of his life.

No more.

"It's been five months since I last had a cigarette," Cabrera told Reuters after shooting 70 in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. "I just felt like not smoking any more."

Good for Cabrera. Maybe he's gone to gum.

The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

Chris "Saturday Golfer" said...

That's interesting!

I remember watching the Open last year seeming him lighting up after about every shot. I was pretty shocked to see a professional athlete openly lighting up.

Good for him on quitting.

mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said...

Glad to see this as I'm anti-smoking due to losing my mother to lung cancer. That being said, I wonder if his game will suffer.