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Jailed Masters champ Angel Cabrera hopes to play golf again, according to longtime coach

Jailed Masters champ Angel Cabrera hopes to play golf again, according to longtime coach

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According to a longtime coach, Angel Cabrera, a former champion at the Masters, hopes to return to golf.

Angel Cabrera is seen at a hearing in his 2021 trial in Cordoba for “gender violence” and theft.


Angel Cabrera’s longtime coach said that Angel Cabrera hopes to resume golf after his scheduled release later this year.

The 53-year-old Argentinian was convicted for two counts of assaulting former partners. He was sentenced to time in prison in Argentina as well as Brazil. He was initially sentenced to two-years in prison in 2021. But, 28 months were added after he was found guilty of the second assault. Cabrera, 53, also admitted that he was struggling with alcoholism throughout the years and that his sentencing was ultimately helpful.

Cabrera stated to the local press that he was not in prison because he had been convicted twice.

Now Cabrera’s former swing instructor, Charlie Epps, he spoke to the Sydney Morning HeraldHe stated that his former player is keen to return to the sport once he’s out.

“It’s been a rough go,” Epps said. “He was in prison in Brazil and then Argentina. He’s weathered the storm and it’s taught him a couple of very important lessons. He’s admitted that.

“He’ll probably get out some time in the summer and he’s already at a halfway house. He is determined to continue his golf career, the good God willing. He is always welcomed in my home. We’re just waiting for him to come home.”


Trevor Immelman presents Angel Cabrera wearing the green jacket in 2009.

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Cabrera won only three PGA Tour titles but two of them were majors. Cabrera won the Masters 14 years ago, beating Kenny Perry to the green jacket. In 2007, Cabrera won the U.S. Open. He beat Tiger Woods by one stroke, and became the first South American to win an American major. Cabrera almost won a second Masters title in 2013, but lost in a playoff against Adam Scott.

Cabrera’s most recent PGA Tour victory was back in 2014 at the Greenbrier Classic, five years after his second major. He also participated in 11 events at the PGA Tour Champions in 2019 & 2020.

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