Argentinian prosecutors have confirmed that Masters and US Open winner Angel Cabrera will be heard in a second “domestic violence” case. Cabrera, 52, is currently serving a two-year sentence in his country after being convicted in July 2021 of threatening, assaulting and harassing his former partner Cecilia Torres Mana.
Another trial for new alleged offenses against Torres Mana as well as another of his former relations, Micaela Teresa Escudero, is due to be held in early December and will last 5 days. Cabrera's conviction in July 2021 followed his placement on Interpol's "red" list and his arrest in Brazil.
The two-time major winner was then extradited to Argentina. Earlier this year, Cabrera's lawyers pleaded for a change in his sentence and an early release, but this request was rejected by the authorities. And Cabrera remains incarcerated in a prison located just south of Cordoba nicknamed "El Penal del Infierno", the "prison of hell"
It is home to some of Argentina's most dangerous criminals.
Angel Cabrera, life
Ángel Cabrera began working as a caddy at the Córdoba Golf Club in Villa Allende, a club originating from another successful Argentine golf player, Eduardo Romero, who would become his mentor.
He became a professional golfer at the age of 20, and on his fourth trip to Europe he qualified for the 1996 European Tour. He played his first major tournament in 1997 at the British Open, where he would achieve a creditable fourth-place finish in 1999.
After coming close more than once, his first Tour victory would come at the 2001 Republic Open. The same year he finished 7th at the US Open and 10th at the Masters. In 2002 he would win his second Tour title, and his first on European soil, by winning the Benson & Hedges Open.
He also finished 9th at the Masters. In 2004, as in 2001 and 2002, he finished 11th on the Order of Merit. Later, in 2005, he won the British PGA Championship, the second most important tournament played in Europe after the British Open, and entered the top 10 of the world ranking for the first time in his career, as well as finishing 5th in the European Tour Order of Merit.
In 2006 he was 8th at the Masters and 7th at the British Open. In 2007 he became the second Argentine and Latin American golfer to win a major in history, after Roberto De Vicenzo: he won the US Open at the Oakmont Country Club by one stroke ahead of Tiger Woods, then number 1 of the world.
On Sunday, April 12, 2009, he won the traditional Augusta Masters (USA), one of the four majors, by beating Kenny Perry in a tiebreaker. It was on the second hole of the playoff, where Chad Campbell was previously eliminated.
In this way, the golfer born in Córdoba and trained at the Villa Allende Golf Club became the first Latin American to win the historic tournament that rewards its winner with a green jacket. He is currently the only non-American player to wear it to the US Open and the Masters.
At the end of 2012, after a poor season, he closed with wins at the 107th Visa Open in Argentina and a week later he won the Cabrera Classic. In the current season, he maintains the level achieved at the end of the previous year, reaping good results on the PGA Tour and as a corollary he finished second in the Augusta Masters, losing the second playoff hole against the Australian Adam Scott, the week after this great championship.
gets his 8th Center Open. The Konex Foundation awarded him the 2000 Konex Prize and the 2010 Platinum Konex Prize as the best golfer of the decade in Argentina. On July 6, 2014, he won the Greenbrier Classic Tournament played at the Old White TPC course (West Virginia, USA) valid for the PGA Tour.
The score obtained was 264 strokes (68-68-64-64 = 16 under par), which was enough to win by two strokes over his immediate follower, the North American George McNeill, who had finished 14 under par thanks to a 61 stroke final round.
In addition to winning a prize of USD 1,170,000, this achievement allows him to retain the PGA Tour card for two more seasons. Cabrera plays a brilliant weekend and the emblematic moment of his conquest comes during the last round of the par 4 13, where he manages to hole out with his 8-iron from 176 yards achieving an eagle.
In 2017 he and his son won the PNC Father / Son Challenger tournament, a competition that brings together 20 couples and has been held since 1995.