Argentina’s Angel Cabrera: From Prison for Domestic Violence to Masters?

Former Masters champion Angel Cabrera, released from prison in Argentina after a domestic violence conviction, may make a surprising return to the world of professional golf by competing in this year’s Masters. According to recent reports, he is also set to participate in a PGA Tour Champions tournament.

Cabrera’s Potential Golf Comeback Takes Center Stage

Former Masters champion Angel Cabrera, who recently emerged from a prison sentence in his home country of Argentina following a domestic violence conviction, is poised to make a potentially surprising return to the world of professional golf.

Reports suggest that the 54-year-old’s golf schedule is gaining momentum, with the possibility of him competing in this year’s Masters and at least one PGA Tour Champions event. Cabrera, known for his victory at the 2009 Masters, may return to the prestigious tournament thanks to his prior win.

The chairman of the Masters, Fred Ridley, has expressed openness to Cabrera’s participation, provided he secures the necessary travel visa. The golfer’s manager has confirmed the initiation of the visa application process, indicating a potential path for him to re-enter the United States.

Cabrera’s Global Golfing Pursuits

Despite visa restrictions preventing his entry into the United States, Cabrera is forging ahead with his golfing endeavors. He is slated to play in the Champions Tour’s Trophy Hassan II event at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, Morocco, from February 22 to 24.

Subsequently, reports indicate that he will participate in the Argentina Open, an event on the Korn Ferry Tour, the circuit immediately below the PGA Tour. Cabrera’s recent reinstatement to the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions, following a suspension, has paved the way for his potential comeback.

Strong Start in Argentina Following Release

Notably, he has already marked his return to the golfing scene by securing a commendable 10th place at the Abierto del Litoral (The Coast Open) in Argentina, his first tournament following his release from prison.

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With speculation mounting about his return to professional golf, Cabrera’s journey from incarceration to potential tournament play has captured the attention of the golfing community worldwide. As he navigates the complexities of resuming his career in the aftermath of legal challenges, the resilience and aspirations of this former champion have sparked discussions about redemption and second chances in the world of sports.

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