Barclays Scottish Open - Second Round (Getty Images)
Angel Cabrera admitted his confidence is high going into this week’s Open Championship following his victory in the Masters Tournament but the Argentine remains wary of Turnberry’s threat.
Cabrera will attempt to win this second Major Championship of 2009 – and third of his career – over the Ailsa Course, which will provide a different challenge to his US Open Championship victory at Oakmont in 2007 and at Augusta National in April.
The 39 year old said he would be adopting a more careful and considered approach over the links course.
“I think I’m going to be playing short of the bunkers pretty much all week,” he said. “That will be my strategy. You can attack a few holes over in Carnoustie - you can hit the driver off the tee more often – but here you have to be cautious all the time.”
Cabrera is happy with his form heading into the event and is relishing the challenge of links golf.
“I’m feeling very confident and I’ve been working very hard,” he said. “My game is okay coming to this tournament. The Open is very special and a win here would be absolutely fantastic, very nice.
“Certainly having won two Majors is something that gives me a lot of confidence and makes it a lot easier for me to come and play big tournaments.
“Usually links courses are a special challenge for me and that’s why I like them.”
Carbrera has something of a mixed record in The Open Championship, however he did finish fourth ten years ago at Carnoustie and seventh in 2006 at Royal Liverpool.
He added: “Some days you wake up and you don’t feel very comfortable and sometimes you wake up and feel very comfortable. And those days sometimes good things happen. It just happens sometimes that I feel very comfortable with myself, with my game, with a lot of things and it just happens.”