Ángel Cabrera, from the hell of prison to his unexpected return to professional golf

Angel “Pato” Cabrera returned to competitive golf after serving 32 months in prison, charged twice for gender violence. At the beginning of August, Justice had granted the athlete conditional release after verifying its favorable evolution through the psychological tests carried out.

Cabrera, 54 years old, reappeared this week at the Paladini Litoral Open, in Rosario, after a 32-month hiatus in her professional activity, due to the sentences she was serving for gender violence. The golfer scored 71 strokes in the first round of the tournament held at the Rosario Golf Club.

“Making a par at the beginning is good, I hit good shots. I was a little weak in the short game and above the green, but the result is good,” Cabrera said about his current performance.

“I just want to return home, be with my family and start a new stage of my life,” the player who became an international golf star with 2 historic victories: the US Open, in 2007, and the Augusta Masters, in 2009.

Angel Cabrera. Photos: Shutterstock Agency

Cabrera was denounced by two ex-partners in 2017 and 2018, and they finally found him guilty of the crimes of “coercion, minor injuries, threats and disobedience to authority.”

On August 4 of this year, the golfer regained his freedom, after serving two thirds of the sentence for gender violence. Judge Cristóbal Laje Ross considered the positive evolution of Ángel Cabrera to define his conditional release.

“The psychological expertise that shows an evolution in relation to the perception of gender violence issues. The expert conclusions have been positive in that sense,” said the judge in statements released by Miter Córdoba.

The magistrate also noted at that time that The victims agreed with Cabrera’s release.

“They have not noticed and expressed any type of violence, fear or trepidation. Yes of course, with the prohibition of maintaining contact with them of any kind”added Laje Ross.

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The return of Ángel “Pato” Cabrera

Currently Ángel “Pato” Cabrera lives in Villa Allende with Yamila Farías, his partner, and Felipe, his son.

Although he regained his freedom on August 4 as a result of a rehabilitation process, your routine is no longer the same: The athlete cannot have contact with the two victims who reported him, and must continue under psychological treatment. He is also not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs, a circumstance that had overshadowed both his personal and sporting life.

The player spent the first six months of this long process in a prison in Rio de Janeiro, where – according to statements from his intimate circle – I slept on “the cement”.

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During the trial Cabrera confessed his addiction to alcoholwhich represented an obstacle to getting back on track with his sports career.

Relationship conflicts, alcohol, confinement in Brazil and Argentina: Nobody predicted that Cabrera could return his passion for golf to the playing field.

Sources close to the golfer confirmed that the player he overcame the prison “hell” “with tranquility” and obediencewhich led to his premature release for good behavior.

In this context, Cabrera faces the challenge of physical and emotional recovery Solid enough to meet the demands of high competition.

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ANDThe athlete dreams of the Augusta Mastersthat tournament that marked a before and after in his sporting career.

Of course I want to be in the Masters. I want to play as much as I can on the calendar, I’m really looking forward to it. Of course: I’m not going to make up for the time I lost. I’m working with the physicist; Seeing my first round in this Abierto del Litoral, I thought it was going to be worse“, stated Ángel Cabrera in dialogue with The nation.

“I received messages from Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Rory Sabbatini, Nick Price, Gary Player, who sent me a letter. From many people who know me. The truth is that it makes me very happy and gives me a lot of strength to continue for what is to come. I’m in good spirits”said Cabrera after his return to competitive golf.

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In four years, complaints of family and gender violence grew by almost 170%

Ángel Cabrera, twice convicted of gender violence

In November of last year, the golfer received his second conviction for gender violence within the framework of complaints filed by ex-partners.

Previously, on July 7, 2021, he had received a sentence of 2 years in effective prison, and has since been detained in the Bouwer prison, in Córdoba, once he was extradited by Interpol to Argentina from Brazil.

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Angel Cabrera. Photos: NA

On that occasion, the sentence was handed down by the judge of the 2nd Crime Chamber Mónica Traballini, in a case for “threats and minor injuries” to the detriment of Cecilia Torres Mana.

At said trial, Cabrera was arrested after being arrested in Brazilthe country from which he was extradited, after having been absent without permission from Argentina while the case was developing in 2020.

Cabrera represents one of the most important figures in Argentine golf in recent decades: in 2007 he managed to win the United States Open and in 2009 he established himself in the Augusta Masters.

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