The PGA Tour has released a statement after reports emerged disgraced Masters champion Angel Cabrera is eyeing up a return to professional golf.
Cabrera, 54, has spent more than 30 months in three different prisons in his native Argentina for domestic violence offences.
Two of his ex-girlfriends, Micaela Escudero and Cecilia Torres Mana, accused the golfer of being verbally and physically abusive.
Cabrera always denied the accusations although he did concede he battled alcohol addiction.
The golfer, nicknamed El Pato (The Duck) because of the way he walks, was arrested in Brazil in 2021 on an Interpol warrant.
He was jailed for two years for charges relating to Torres Mana. Another trial was held in November 2022 for charges relating to Escudero.
Both trials were widely covered in Argentina. During one hearing, Cabrera conceded prison has 'done me good'.
He served 18 months of his sentence at Carcel de Bouwer, which houses Argentina's most violent criminals. The prison is nicknamed 'El Penal del Infierno' which translates to 'The Prison from Hell'.
Now it has been in a report by Golfweek that Cabrera is definitely targeting a return to the PGA Tour.
His longtime coach Charlie Epps told the publication Cabrera had 'learned his lesson' and 'wants to get on with his life'.
In a statement, a PGA Tour spokesperson said: "The Tour is aware that Angel Cabrera has been released on parole. While we do not have any update on his status as a PGA Tour member at this time, the Tour may consider new and relevant information to determine if any change to his status is appropriate in the future."
The Tour refused to go into any further detail.
Epps also told the publication he believes Cabrera is good enough to win again. "I think he can still win the senior U.S. Open," he added.
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