With play starting this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship, a look at some of the more notable names in the crowded field:
The 47-year-old Argentine became something of a sensation during his 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters wins, not just for his play (he had one of the biggest swings on the Tour) but for his habit of smoking in between holes.
He’s gone back and forth on giving up the habit, and he has not challenged in a major since a heartbreaking loss at the 2013 Masters. Adam Scott made his putt and Cabrera did not, giving the former the green jacket. But Cabrera won another event the following year, and remains competitive. He’ll be one of the biggest and brightest stars this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship, and a sign of the tournament’s growing stature in the golf community.
Cabrera participated in 22 events in 2016, making the cut 12 times and had a top-25 finish at the Masters. He also shot a first-round 70 at Oakmont during the first round of the U.S. Open, despite being one of the oldest…