When Angel Cabrera addressed the press this morning he once again expressed disappointment at his Castello Masters DQ, but added that he understood the reasoning behind it.
After a stressful, much-delayed trip across the Atlantic... and across Spain... the affable Argentine arrived fifteen minutes late for his tee time, and found himself disqualified.
It was certainly a huge let-down for Angel. There's now no way he'll be able to fulfill the 12 mandatory European Tour events, so in addition to the disqualification, the transatlantic misadventure also ended his chances of winning Europe's Race to Dubai. His last event of the season will now be next week's Volvo World Match Play according to his manager, Manuel Tagle.
Despite the disappointment, Senor Cabrera surely won't be moping around. He assured reporters he was happy just to be in Spain where he has so many friends.
The 2009 Masters Champion also spoke of his Green Jacket, and acknowledged that he looked at it every day to motivate himself.
The former caddie's dedication to golf and his desire to share it really came through however, when he spoke of his charity. The Angel Cabrera Foundation helps young people... many of them caddies... who have taken up the game but do not have the means to maintain their equipment or travel to tournaments.
Angel plans to stay put and enjoy the weekend then travel to Malaga for the Volvo. Hopefully that trip will be an easier one.