Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley has confirmed former champion Angel Cabrera will be welcome back to play in The Masters this year, on one condition
Former Masters champion Angel Cabrera will be welcomed back at Augusta National this year – as long as he can obtain a visa to play in the United States.
The 2009 Green Jacket winner was not included in the 2024 Masters field after being released from prison following a 30-month sentence he served for domestic assault and other charges relating to former partners.
The two-time Major champion served prison time in Brazil and Argentina before being released on parole in August last year, when he quickly targeted a return to professional golf.
Argentine was cleared to make his PGA Tour return in December, and with him being eligible for April’s Masters thanks to his 2009 victory, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley says he will be welcomed back as a past champion – on one condition.
«Presently we have been in constant contact with Angel’s representatives,» Ridley told reporters at the Latin America Amateur Championship in Panama.