Two-time Major winner Angel Cabrera has been extradited back to his native Argentina to stand trial against allegations of assault from three previous partners.
The 51-year old had been arrested in Brazil earlier this year but was transferred into Argentine custody on Tuesday and is set to face charges of minor injuries, threats and theft said to have occurred between 2016 and 2020.
His then partner Cecilia Torres Mana had accused Cabrera of assault in December 2016, stating he had punched her in the face. Two other women have since come forward, including his ex-wife with further accusations of domestic abuse.
Laura Battistelli, the prosecutor, said he would stand trial for the case she was leading on July 1, with other allegations still under investigation: “He is detained because the court considered that he was evading the trial,” she said.
Known as El Pato (The Duck) for his waddling walk, Cabrera became a Major player in 2007 when he held off the all-American duo of Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk to claim the US Open title, a first victory for South America in the tournament. The big-hitting Argentine proved that was no fluke when he donned the Green Jacket at the 2009 Masters before returning to Augusta and being denied a second trip to the Butler’s Cabin by Adam Scott in a playoff in 2013. Cabrera’s not been seen on a fairway competitively since last year and is set to stand trial on July 1.