Angel Cabrera given two-year prison sentence on assault charges

Former Masters and US Open winner Angel Cabrera given TWO-YEAR prison sentence on assault charges against his ex-partner, as prosecutor warns ‘his situation is much more complex’ with other charges of domestic abuse hanging over him

  • Angel Cabrera was convicted of assaulting, threatening and harassing
  • The two-time major champion will serve his prison sentence immediately  
  • Prosecutor warned that Cabrera’s ‘situation is much more complex than this’
  • The first charges were brought by his former partner Cecilia Torres Mana, and two other women subsequently did the same 
  • Cabrera won the 2007 US Open before triumphing at the Masters two years later 

Angel Cabrera, a former Masters and US Open champion, has been sentenced to two years in prison on assault charges against his former partner.

A court in the province of Cordoba, 500 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, convicted the 51-year-old for assaulting, threatening and harassing Cecilia Torres Mana, his partner between 2016 and 2018.

Cabrera, who denied in the trial any wrongdoing, will serve his sentence immediately.

Angel Cabrera was given a prison sentence of two years, which would be served immediately

Cabrera covers his face during the trial after being charged for assault on his former partner

‘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 TV channel Todo Noticias.

His former partner Torres Mana had accused Cabrera of hitting her in the face, filing an allegation of assault in December 2016. 

Two other women, including his former wife Silva Rivadero, had subsequently filed complaints of domestic abuse against him. 

A police statement at the time said Cabrera faced charges of causing minor injuries, threats and theft said to have occurred between 2016 and 2020. 

Cabrera is led into custody after his extradition from Brazil last month following charges of assault, theft and intimidation against former partners 


The first charges were brought by Cecilia Torres Mana (left), before his former wife Silva Rivadero (right) and another women subsequently filed complaints of domestic abuse

The golfer traveled to the United States in July 2020 without seeking permission, which led the province of Cordoba to request his arrest.

Cabrera was arrested by Interpol agents in Rio de Janeiro in January. Last month he was extradited from Brazil to his homeland so he could face trial. 

Cabrera won the US Open at Oakmont in 2007, beating Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one shot. 

He also triumphed in a Masters play-off in 2009 and lost a play-off in the same event in 2013 to Adam Scott.

Cabrera last played competitively in 2020, finishing his career with 52 tournament wins.

Cabrera has one other PGA Tour victory, and his four European Tour wins include its biggest event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

He did not play in the Masters when it moved to November last year because of surgery on his left wrist.

Cabrera played five times in August and September last year on the PGA Tour Champions circuit for over-50s players.

Cabrera had won two majors, including the 2007 US Open and 2009 Masters (pictured)

Cabrera, pictured on the course at Augusta in 2013, denied in the trial any wrongdoing


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