Angel Cabrera, 2-Time Major Champ, Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison For Assault

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 8, 2021

Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, right, charged with assaulting three former partners, attends his trial defended by lawyer Carlos Hairabedian, in Cordoba, Argentina, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Cabrera, who has won both the Masters and the U.S. Open, spent months on the run from the case involving assault claims filed by his former girlfriend Cecilia Torres Mana, his former wife Silva Rivadero and former partner Micaela Escudero. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera)
AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera

Golfer Angel Cabrera was sentenced to two years in Argentina for assaulting his former partner.

Cabrera was convicted of assaulting, threatening and harassing Cecilia Torres Mana, his partner from 2016 to 2018. He was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in January for assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities after attempting to flee the charges.

"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 Todo Noticias.

Cabrera’s ex-wife, Silva Rivadero and former partner Micaela Escudero have also accused Cabrera of assault.

The 51-year-old was a two-time major champion during his PGA career, winning the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters Tournament.