Qualifying from The Masters in April:
Ángel Miguel Cabrera was born in Córdoba, Argentina on 12th September 1969. He is known affectionately as "El Pato" (The duck) and is a former US Open champion and the current Masters champion. He is the first Argentinian to win either The Masters or the US Open.
Ángel turned professional at the age of twenty. His first three visits to the European Tour Qualifying School were unsuccessful, but on his fourth trip in 1995 he qualified for membership of the 1996 European Tour. He retained his card comfortably in his first three seasons and improved substantially to tenth on the Order of Merit in 1999. He has since finished in the top 15 of the Order of Merit on seven occasions, with a best placing of fifth in 2005.
In April 2009 Angel won the 2009 Masters Tournament, beating Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell in a playoff on the second hole.
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Qualified Players for 2009 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Ángel Cabrera - Pro Golfer
Qualifying from The Masters in April:
Lucas Hendley Glover - Pro Golfer
Qualifying from the US Open in June:
Lucas Hendley Glover was born November 12th 1979 in Greenville, South Carolina and was a brilliant young golfer, excelling in the sport through high school and college and representing his country in many amateur competitions.
Glover turned professional in 2001 after graduating from Clemson, and earned his PGA tour card in 2004. In his rookie season on tour, Glover made 17 of 30 cuts while recording two top-10s and five top-25s. 2005 saw his first PGA tour victory at the FUNAI Classic and his success continued through 2006 and 2007. He experienced a bit of a slump through 2008, finishing equal third at the Buick Invitational, then equal second in May at the Quail Hollow Championship.
Glover earned his 2009 Grand Slam place following a somewhat surprise victory in the US Open in June. He was only 71st in the Official World Golf Ranking, but went on to win by 2 shots, scoring 64 in his second round, tying the lowest score of the week.
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Stewart Cink - Pro Golfer
Qualifying from The Open Championship (British Open) in July:
Stewart Ernest Cink was born May 21st 1973 and grew up in Alabama USA. He attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where he played golf for the Yellow Jackets and turned professional in 1995.
Cink joined the PGA Tour in 1997 and won the Canon Greater Hartford Open in his rookie season. Cink performed consistently on the Tour over the next few years. In total, he spent 39 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from 2004 to 2008.
On July 19, 2009, Cink won his first Major title at the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry, Scotland, beating five-time winner 59 year-old Tom Watson in a two-man, four-hole playoff, and gaining his place in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf 2009.
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Y.E. Yang - Pro Golfer
Qualifying from the PGA Championship in August:
Yang Yong-eun (Y E Yang) was born January 15th 1972 in South Korea. In earning his place in the 2009 Grand Slam, Yang became the first Asian-born male golfer ever to win a Major championship, recovering from a two-shot deficient going into the final round and finally finishing 3 shots ahead of the playing partner, Tiger Woods.
In 2006 Yang won the Korean Open on the Asia Tour, gaining him entry into the HSC Champions Tournament in November 2006. He won the tournament, beating a strong field including Tiger Woods. With this he earned membership of the European Tour and moved to the top 40 of the Official World Rankings.
Yang is currently playing in the PGA tour, having earned his card through qualifying school in 2008. He now has 2 wins to his credit – the 2009 Honda Classic and the 2009 PGA Championship.
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