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Cabrera finds new Open model; wins without finding the fairway

Updated: June 27, 2007, 12:44 PM ET
By Bob Harig | Special to ESPN.com

OAKMONT, Pa. -- Angel Cabrera caddied at a local country club to help with the family finances, picking up the game by default. There were no golf academies in Argentina, no college scholarships offered and no formal instruction.

Cabrera simply learned to hit the ball hard, go find it and hit it again -- a strategy that served him well in winning the U.S. Open on Sunday.

It didn't seem to matter that Cabrera, 37, a big-hitting, chain-smoking journeyman ...

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