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Ángel Cabrera won the first official golf tournament in England after serving a prison sentence

Ángel Cabrera won the first official golf tournament in England after serving a prison sentence
Ángel Cabrera won the first official golf tournament in England after serving a prison sentence

The man from Cordoba won the Paul Lawrie Match Play, on the European golf veterans tour. He beat South African James Kingston in a head-to-head finish.

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Angel Cabrera This Sunday he celebrated his first title after being released from prison, where he served a sentence for gender violence. “El Pato” competed in the Paul Lawrie Play, a competition that is part of the veterans tour of the Golf European, called Legends Tour.

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The golfer from Cordoba beat the South African James Kingston in the head-to-head definition that they cheered at the Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel and Country Club in Hertfordshire, England. “I had to stay focused, playing hole by hole, and that was it. Did having won those two majors help me to finish on those final holes? Of course, it gave me the experience”said the 54-year-old native of Villa Allende.

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In more statements published by the newspaper The nationÁngel Cabrera expressed: “I am very happy, very excited. “I worked very hard in the last two months for this moment and I enjoy it”. The next stop on the Legends Tour will be the Irish Legends, at Seapoint Golf Links in County Louth, where Cabrera will be in the field again, as will Australian Michael Campbell, 2005 US Open champion.

Ángel Cabrera after the prison hell

Detained in different prisons since January 2021, when he was arrested in Brazil as a fugitive, until August 4, the date of his release. For a unified condemnation of gender violence, Angel Cabrera He spent the first six months in a prison in Rio de Janeiro, then he was transferred to a wing for swindlers and other fraudsters in the Bouwer prison, in Córdoba, and he spent the last part of his sentence in the Colonia Abierta Monte Cristo, a model prison 20 kilometers from the capital of Córdoba, where he carried out agricultural and livestock activities, until he served two thirds of the sentence and was released on parole.

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Ángel Cabrera was extradited from Brazil in June 2021, when he was transferred to the Bouwer prison.  He was later tried for gender violence for “coercion, minor injuries, threats and disobedience to authority.”  He spent 32 months in prison.

Ángel Cabrera was extradited from Brazil in June 2021, when he was transferred to the Bouwer prison. He was later tried for gender violence for “coercion, minor injuries, threats and disobedience to authority.” He spent 32 months in prison.

In this way the last three years in prison can be summarized. Angel Cabrera, reported by two ex-partners between 2017 and 2018 and considered guilty of the crimes of “coercion, minor injuries, threats and disobedience to authority.” Currently, the champion of US Open 2007 and the Augusta Masters In 2009 he tries to rebuild his life from the golf courses, a sport that he knew how to do best in his 54 years.

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