For the first decade of this century, one of the hottest and most celebrated golfers around the globe was Angel Cabrera.
During that time, he won a Masters Championship and a U.S. Open, as well as finishing his career with a total of 52 professional wins.
However, now all goes out the window after reports surfaced that Cabrera has been arrested and extradited from Brazil to face charges in Argentina for assault claims.
Fall from Grace
Cabrera was the first Argentine and South American to have won those two major tournaments, cementing his place in golf history.
At one point in his career, he was ranked ninth in the world, a stunning achievement when you consider the golfers that were in their prime at the time (2005).
With more than 50 overall tour wins, he will go down as one of the greats, but his legacy will now be forever tarnished.
Reports started to break early this morning that Cabrera, who had been on the run for months, was captured in Brazil on assault charges.
The charges were filed by a former girlfriend, a former partner, and his ex-wife, with all cases now being unified.
Cabrera’s attorney, Carlos Hairabedian, tried to put as much of a spin as he could on the situation after the news of the arrest broke.
He stated, “The accusations come from long ago, and he was not in jail because the facts attributed to him are insignificant. They are light injuries.”
So, now, the greatest South American golfer to ever walk the links has been relegated to criminal status and all everyone will remember of him now is that picture of him in cuffs being led away by authorities.
Source: New York Post