Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera has been sentenced to two years in prison in his native Argentina. The 51-year-old was convicted of assaulting, threatening and harassing his former girlfriend, Cecilia Torres Mana, between 2016 and 2018 – Cabrera denies any wrongdoing and will appeal but he has already began serving his sentence.
The first charges were brought by Torres Mana, and two other women then did the same. During the trial the 37-year-old described incidents of violence against her that were confirmed by witnesses. Video from security cameras also showed Cabrera threatening her.
Cabrera, who won the 2007 US Open by one shot over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk before adding the Masters in a play-off two years later, travelled to the States last year without seeking permission which led to a request for his arrest. He was arrested by Interpol agents in Rio in January and then extradited from Brazil to his homeland so he could face trial.
“His situation is much more complex than this, he has other charges for which there are arrest warrants, too. There are other victims,” prosecutor Laura Battistelli told a local TV channel.