Two-time major winner Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil
The 51-year-old, who won the US Open in 2007 then added the Masters two years later, was on Interpol’s red code list, said the agency.
A report claimed that Cabrera, who also won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in 2005, is facing charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year.
According to AP, police said in a statement that the arrest was made in an upper class area of Rio de Janeiro.
They didn’t announce the suspect's name, describing him only as a 51-year-old Argentine.
The statement said the arrest was authorised by Brazil's top court and the man would be held until his extradition to Argentina.
Officials in Argentina have charged the suspect with assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities, the statement went on.
Argentine media reported earlier this month that Cabrera's former wife, Silva Rivadero, had filed two charges against the golfer.
The reports also said that Cecilia Torres, another former partner, claimed Cabrera had punched her, threatened her and attempted to run her over with his car in 2016.
Cabrera, who landed four victories on the European Tour, won the US Open at Oakmont by one shot over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk.
His Masters win came in a play-off before losing in another play-off to Adam Scott four years later.
Cabrera, who now plays mainly on the Champions Tour, missed the Masters in November due to surgery on his left wrist.
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