Cabrera misses tee time, DQ’d in Spain

Angel Cabrera is greeted by Victor Garcia, Sergio Garcia's father, after his helicopter was delayed due to strong winds. Cabrera was  disqualified for missing his tee time.
Angel Cabrera is greeted by Victor Garcia, Sergio Garcia's father, after his helicopter was delayed due to strong winds. Cabrera was disqualified for missing his tee time. ( Getty Images )

Sunday, January 30, 2011

CASTELLON, Spain – Masters champion Angel Cabrera has been disqualified from the Castello Masters because his flight was delayed from Bermuda and he missed his tee time.

Cabrera was runner-up Wednesday in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. The plan was to catch an overnight flight to Spain, and he was helped by an afternoon start. But after a series of flight delays, along with strong wind, not even a private helicopter once he landed could get him to the course on time.

And his bad timing continued. His group made it through only one hole before play was temporarily stopped due to high wind. Had the wind kept them from teeing off, Cabrera still could have joined them.