Angel Cabrera: Former US Open and Masters golf champion jailed for assaulting ex-girlfriend

Former Masters and US Open champion Angel Cabrera has been sentenced to two years in prison on charges of assault against his ex-girlfriend.

The Argentinian golfer was convicted of assaulting, threatening and harassing Cecilia Torres Mana, his partner between 2016 and 2018.

The 51-year-old received his sentence in a court in the province of Cordoba, 500 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, after being arrested by Interpol agents in Rio de Janeiro in January.

He denied any wrongdoing and will begin serving his jail term immediately.

Ms Torres Mana first brought charges against the ex-champion, followed by two other women who did the same.

“His situation is much more complex than this, he has other charges for which there are arrest warrants too,” prosecutor Laura Battistelli told TV channel Todo Noticias.

Cabrera travelled to the US in July last year, without seeking permission, which led the province of Cordoba to request his arrest.

Last month, he was extradited from Brazil to Argentina so he could face trial.

He won the US Open at Oakmont in 2007, beating Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one shot.

In 2009, he claimed victory in a Masters play-off at the age of 39.

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