The Masters is open to having Angel Cabrera return to Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership, if the previous champion can acquire a visa after authorized points saved him from taking part for the previous 4 years.
Cabrera, who gained the Grand Slam occasion in 2009, has been denied a visa after serving 30 months in jail for assaults on two former girlfriends. The Argentinian additionally confronted theft and unlawful intimidation fees after he was arrested in Brazil in January 2021.
Cabrera, 54, is about to play in a PGA Tour Champions occasion in Morocco, the place he would not want a visa, from Feb. 22-24. He is also entered in a Korn Ferry Tour occasion in Argentina one week later. Golfweek reported that Cabrera has an invitation to play on the Insperity Invitational at Houston in Could, ought to he acquire a visa.
He has not performed at The Masters for 4 years.
“Presently we now have been in fixed contact with Angel’s representatives,” Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership chairman Fred Ridley advised reporters on the Latin America Newbie Championship in Panama. “… He would not have a visa, and I do know that that course of is being labored by means of. We definitely want him one of the best of luck with that, and we’ll undoubtedly welcome him again if he is in a position to straighten out these authorized points.”
Cabrera has three profession wins on the PGA Tour, together with the 2007 U.S. Open. He misplaced the 2013 Masters in a playoff towards Adam Scott and likewise has two wins on the European Tour.
Area Stage Media contributed to this report.