PGA Tour Reinstates Angel Cabrera After Prison Release

Angel Cabrera
Angel Cabrera walks during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington via Getty Images)

Angel Cabrera, who was released on parole from an Argentine prison in August, has been cleared to play in PGA Tour-sanctioned events, according to Golf Digest.

Cabrera, a two-time major winner, was imprisoned for two years for assaulting his partner Cecilia Torres Mana. Her case was joined by that of another former partner, Micaela Escudero.

In the Golf Digest story, Cabrera took full blame for a life of “serious mistakes,” caused by alcohol.

“I refused to listen to anyone and did what I wanted, how I wanted and when I wanted,” said Cabrera, who seeks to be part of the Champions Tour in 2024. “That was wrong.

“I ask Micaela for forgiveness. I ask Celia for forgiveness. They had the bad luck of being with me when I was at my worst. I wasn’t the devil, but I did bad things.

He continued, “I am deeply embarrassed because I disappointed the people closest to me — and everyone who loves me through golf. Golf gave me everything, and I know I will never be able to repay the debt I owe this sport.”

Cabrera also hopes to return to the Masters, a tournament he won in 2009.

“Golf is everything to me,” he said. “It’s my life. I have to continue.”



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