Angel Cabrera is now out of prison and targeting a sensational return to major golf at The Masters in 2025, providing the board at Augusta National are content with their 2009 champion lining up in the field.
Cabrera, 53, was released from prison earlier this week after serving 30 months for domestic violence and other crimes.
The two-time major champion is on probation until the end of 2024 and he is not allowed to travel internationally during that period.
#BREAKING FREE — Angel Cabrera is being released from prison today. The former Masters Champion has been behind bars for 30 months for domestic assault related charges. “I just want to go home, be with my family, and start a new phase of my life”, Cabrera told Golf Digest. pic.twitter.com/DPgccRvRUJ— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) August 4, 2023
That means the Argentine, who also won the 2007 US Open, will not be able to compete in any golf tournaments outside of Argentina until the start of the 2025 season.
As for whether Cabrera is permitted to enter Q School tournaments for the Legends Tour or the PGA Tour Champions is unknown.
But it's the subject of whether Cabrera could indeed return to the 2025 Masters Tournament that is the most intriguing story.
After serving concurrent sentences for domestic violence charges, he will be released from Argentinian prison, per report.https://t.co/6VhuTe4qyF— SI Golf (@SI_Golf) August 4, 2023
All former Masters champions are invited back to play, providing they are accepted by the tournament committee at Augusta National.
Augusta will have until the 2025 Masters to make their call on whether to send Cabrera an invite to compete in the first major of the season.
He will not be back at the US Open as his past winner exemption lasting 10 years has now expired.
Cabrera, who nearly slipped on another green jacket when losing out to Adam Scott in a playoff in 2013, has made it clear he wants to return to golf - and on the biggest stage of them all.
If truth be told, it does not get any bigger and better than Augusta National.
Cabrera's long-time coach Charlie Epps recently made that clear in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald:
Cabrera is indeed now out.
Over to you, Augusta National.