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Golfer Angel Cabrera has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting the former partner

BUENOS AIRES – Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, a former champion of the Masters and the US Open, was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison on charges of assaulting his former partner.

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

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

“His situation is much more complicated than that. He has other charges for which there are also warrants for arrest. There are other victims as well,” prosecutor Laura Battistelli told TV channel Todo Noticias.

The first charges were for his assault on Torres Mana. Two other former partners also said he assaulted them.

The golfer traveled to the United States in July 2020 without asking permission, which led to the province of Cordoba being asked to make an arrest.

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

He won the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont and beat Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk with a shot. He also won a Masters play-off in 2009 and lost a play-off in the same match in 2013 Adam Scott.

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