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Nic Ladds 19th Oct 2009 - 9:12

Cabrera all set to capture second Grand Slam

The Grand Slam Of Golf gets underway on Tuesday and while it is one of the least glamorous line ups this competition has seen, this could make it ultra competitive and we could be in for a treat.

The tournament will be played at the Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda which at 6,842 yards isn't the longest any of these golfers will have played and as a result solid iron play and hot putting could be the key over this two day, 36 hole event.

For the first time since 2004 we actually have all four Major winners going against each other and this looks a tough one to call with none of the players coming in to this in particularly brilliant form.

Masters winner Angel Cabrera comes in as 2/1 favourite which looks fair as he has accomplished by far the most out of these four, including winning this very tournament in 2007.

He has an almighty drive and sometime lacks the accuracy but he won on an even shorter course than this in Bermuda at The Mid Ocean Club two years ago which means the fact the Argentinean may be taking a lot of irons off the tee can help him improve his accuracy.

He comes here on the back of a 13 in The Tour and a fourth in the Deutsche Bank a couple of weeks before that and is a worthy favourite to win his second Grand Slam Of Golf.

Next in the market we have Stewart Cink at 9/4 who memorably beat old Tom Watson in a play off to clinch The Open title, but since then he has failed to shine.

Finishes of cut, 23 and 19 in this last three isn't amazing but a reasonable performance in the Presidents Cup gives some hope and the American tends to putt better than these three. It has proved hard to catch Cink right this season with just three top 10's this year barring his Open win and he looks a risky proposition.

The two that make up the field are US Open Champion Lucas Glover and PGA Championship winner YE Yang who held the mighty Tiger Woods at bay to cause a massive upset.

Yang had an outstanding day that day and is no doubt extremely talented but he may well be outclassed in this field having failed to recapture anything like that form since and is readily overlooked at 10/3.

Glover played a stinker in the Presidents Cup winning none of his four matches and since some good showings straight after his US Open win, has petered out somewhat but on the stats he is the best putter of the four and this could count in his favour.

It is such a wide open contest this year and over two rounds there is time to make up any glaring mistakes on round one and it is hard to get away from 2/1 Cabrera who is the quality act in the field.

He has done all this before and won in the same country albeit at a different course and against stronger opposition (he beat Harrington, Furyk and Zach Johnson last time), the Argentine can collect.

 

 
 
 

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