Former Masters and US Open winner Angel Cabrera, 51, is arrested in Brazil and extradited home to Argentina, charged with assault, theft and harassment after complaints from his ex-wife and another woman
- Two-time champion Angel Cabrera was on Interpol’s red code list
- Brazil’s federal police said the arrest was in Rio de Janeiro’s upper class
- In the statement, the suspect’s name was not disclosed – he described him as only 51 years old
- Two federal police sources in Rio confirmed that Cabrera had been arrested by a man
- According to the statement, the costs relate to the period between 2016 and last year
Brazil’s federal police have arrested Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera on extradition to his homeland on charges of various crimes, agents said.
Cabrera, who won the Masters in 2009 and the US Open Championship two years earlier, was on Interpol’s red code list.
Police said in a statement that an arrest had been made in a higher class of Rio de Janeiro, without disclosing the name of the suspect. It only described him as a 51-year-old Argentinian.
Argentinian golfer Angel Cabrera has been arrested by the Brazilian federal police
Two sources from the federal police in Rio separately confirmed to the Associated Press that Cabrera was the man arrested.
According to the police statement, the arrest had been approved by Brazil’s highest court and the man would be held until his extradition to Argentina.
According to the statement, officials in Argentina have charged a suspect with assault, theft, illegal harassment and repeated disrespect to authorities between 2016 and last year.
Argentine media reported earlier in January that Cabrera’s ex-wife, Silva Rivadero, had filed two charges against the golfer.
The reports also said that Cecilia Torres, another former partner, claimed Cabrera hit her, threatened her and tried to run over her with his car in 2016.
Cabrera is South America’s most experienced golfer and has won two majors
The 51-year-old Argentinian celebrates after winning the 2009 Masters in a playoff
Cabrera is the most experienced golfer from South America.
He won the US Open in Oakmont in 2007 with one shot to Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk.
The 51-year-old then won the Masters in a playoff in 2009 and lost in a playoff in 2013 to Adam Scott.
Cabrera has taken another PGA Tour victory, and his four European Tour wins include the biggest event, the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth.
He didn’t play in the Masters when it moved to November last year due to an operation on his left wrist.
Cabrera played five times on the PGA Tour Champions circuit for players over 50 in August and September.
Cabrera also picked Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk to the 2007 US Open Championship