2014 Masters: Angel Cabrera has a lot of work to do after slow start

Andrew Redington

The runner up at the 2013 Masters got off to a rough start and will have ground to make up just to make the cut.

Angel Cabrera has a reputation for showing up big in the major tournaments, no matter what kind of form he is in. Some have joked that he could roll out of bed and contend in a major, and there is plenty of evidence to back it up, including a runner-up finish at the Masters last year. If he's going to contend this year, he'll need to get rolling soon.

Cabrera got his first round off to a less-than-ideal start with a bogey at No. 1. He got the stroke back with a birdie at No. 3, but bogeys at No. 4, No. 7 and No. 9 had him at 3-over at the turn. Things then went from bad to worse at the start of Amen Corner. Cabrera's approach shot at No. 11 found the greenside pond. He hit a solid fourth shot up to the green, but still had work to do to salvage a bogey. His attempt missed long, and then he missed the short comeback double-bogey putt. He finally tapped in for a triple-bogey seven.

That dropped him to 6-over through 11 holes. He managed to get a stroke back with a birdie on No. 12, but at 5-over, he is currently eight strokes off the lead. The field hasn't gone low in the early going, but Cabrera likely has some work to do if he's going to make the cut, let alone contend on the weekend.

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