Pictured: Handcuffed US Open and Masters golf champion Angel Cabrera is extradited from Brazil to his native Argentina to be charged with assault, theft and intimidation following complaints from his ex-wife and another woman
- Angel Cabrera is on trial in his home country of Argentina for assault, theft and intimidation against partners after he was extradited from Brazil
- The two-time major winner was placed in Argentine custody on Tuesday
- Handcuffed and wearing a bulletproof vest, Cabrera was taken away by the police
- He was arrested in Rio de Janeiro after fleeing last August
- Partner Cecilia Torres Mana accused Cabrera of slapping her in the face
- His former wife Silva Rivadero also filed a complaint of domestic violence
- Cabrera will appear in court on July 1 with additional charges under investigation
Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, a former Masters and US Open champion, was extradited from Brazil to his home country to stand trial for violence against former partners.
The 51-year-old, who had been on the run since August last year, was arrested in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year and transferred to Argentine custody on Tuesday.
One photo showed Cabrera wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest when he was handcuffed by police.
Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera is arrested after extradition from Brazil and is charged with assault, theft and intimidation against former partners
The Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera is charged by his ex-wife Silva Rivadero (picture right) and another former partner, Cecilia Torres (left).
His partner Cecilia Torres Mana had accused Cabrera of slapping her in the face and filed a charge of assault in December 2016.
Two other women, including his former wife Silva Rivadero, then filed charges of domestic violence against him.
Cabrera is charged with minor injuries, threats and theft that allegedly occurred between 2016 and 2020, according to a police report.
He fled last August after failing to attend a meeting with prosecutors in Cordoba. Cabrera was then placed on the Interpol Red List.
Cabrera, 51, went on the run after failing to attend a meeting with prosecutors in August
Laura Battistelli, the prosecutor, said Cabrera would stand on trial on the case she headed July 1, with other allegations still under investigation.
“He is being detained because the court believed he was evading the trial,” she said.
Cabrera became famous in 2007 when he sidelined Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk to win the US Open, the first time a South American golfer won the major.
He followed in 2009 by winning the Masters in Augusta and almost repeated this feat four years later when he lost to Adam Scott in a play-off.
Cabrera (file photo) is South America’s most accomplished golfer. He won the US Open in Oakmont in 2007 in one fell swoop over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk
Known as El Pato (Spanish for “The Duck”) because of his waddling gait, he last played competitively in 2020 and ended his career with 52 tournament wins.
Cabrera has another PGA Tour win and his four European Tour wins include his biggest event, the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth.
He wasn’t playing in the Masters when it was postponed to November last year for left wrist surgery.
Cabrera played five times on the PGA Tour Champions Circuit for players over 50 in August and September.