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Angel Cabrera faces extradition to Argentina

Ex-wife and former girlfriends allege physical abuse by U.S. Open and Masters champion, who was nabbed while on the lam in Brazil

Arrested: Angel Cabrera, on suspicion of assault and other charges, by police in Brazil as the two-time major champion awaited extradition to his native Argentina, according to media reports over the weekend. Cabrera, 51, a former U.S. Open and Masters champion, was arrested last week in an upscale neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and facing extradition to his native Argentina, according to a report by The Associated Press, which cited federal police sources in Brazil. Cabrera will face charges of assault, theft and intimidation resulting from claims of his former wife and three former girlfriends of physical abuse. He was on the “red code” list of Interpol, the international police organization, and had been on the run from law enforcement, according to Argentine media reports. Cabrera won the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont before becoming South America’s most accomplished golfer by winning the 2009 Masters. Four years later, he nearly won a second green jacket before losing to Adam Scott in a playoff. Cabrera did not compete in the 2020 Masters in November because he was recovering from surgery on his left wrist. He competed in nine tournaments on the Champions Tour last year, with a T-27 as his best result.

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