14 Apr 2009

Cabrera takes green jacket home

6:26 am on 14 April 2009

Argentina's Angel Cabrera is back home in Argentina a national hero after becoming his country's first winner of The Masters golf tournament.

The 39-year-old made his first major breakthrough at the 2007 US Open, but yesterday he became the lowest-ranked player to win the coveted green jacket when he beat the Americans Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell in a play-off.

Cabrera's also back in the world's top 20 at number 18, having jumped 51 places as the new Masters champion.