The Argentine golfer Ángel ‘Pato’ Cabrera, champion of the 2007 United States Open and the Augusta Masters in 2009, was sentenced this Wednesday to two years in effective prison for having exercised gender violence against his ex-partner, according to the court ruling of the 2nd Crime Chamber of Córdoba, by judge Mónica Traballini.
The 51-year-old golfer had already been in custody since January because he had been without authorization from the Justice both in the United States and in Brazil, where he was arrested and extradited.
The events for which Cabrera was convicted occurred in 2016 and they were partially recorded in videos that the victim recorded with her cell phone.
Cabrera was convicted of minor injuries, qualified minor injuries, theft and threats in the context of gender violence and according to the court ruling, the golfer attacked his ex-partner on more than one occasion.
The 2009 Augusta Masters champion was also denounced by other couples he had.
Cabrera was the second Latin American to win a major tournament after fellow Argentine Roberto De Vicenzo.