Report: Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil, to be extradited to Argentina

Todd Kelly
·1 min read

Angel Cabrera, who won the 2009 Masters and the 2007 U.S. Open, was arrested on Thursday in Brazil and faces extradition to his native Argentina.

Cabrera, according to a reported by the Associated Press, was taken in by Brazil’s federal police for extradition to his homeland to face charges for multiple crimes dating back to 2016. He has been on Interpol’s red code list.

The AP report says that “officials in Argentina have charged the suspect with assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities.”

Media outlets in Argentina had reported earlier this month that Cabrera’s ex-wife, Silva Rivadero, had filed two charges against him and that his former girlfriend, Cecilia Torres, claimed Cabrera had punched her, threatened her and attempted to run her over with his car in 2016.

A report by Argentine media outlet Clarín states that he had made threats to kill his former partners.

Cabrera did not play the 2020 Masters last November after having surgery on his left wrist in October.

He last competed on the PGA Tour Champions at the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach last September, playing two rounds before withdrawing. In addition to his two majors, he also won the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in 2014. Cabrera has 41 international victories and he was a member of four Presidents Cups teams.