March 21, 2024

Report: Angel Cabrera’s 2024 Masters attendance decision made


Disgraced Masters winner Angel Cabrera’s visa application was temporarily denied, so he won’t be playing at Augusta National next month.


Disgraced Masters winner Angel Cabrera’s application for a U.S. visa was temporarily denied, so he won’t be playing at Augusta National next month.


Golfweek was the first to report the news.


As per the report, Cabrera’s veteran representative Manuel Tagle has verified that the ultimate determination about his visa will be reached in ‘no less than 8 to 10 weeks’.


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Due to the delay in the judgment, Cabrera will not be able to start at the 2024 Masters, which will take place from April 11–14.


Cabrera, the Green Jacket champion in 2009, hasn’t participated in the Masters since 2019.


Currently 54 years old, he is trying to start over after serving a two-year prison term for offenses involving domestic abuse.


Cabrera has a small daughter and is currently remarried.


Following his release, he told Golf Digest that recollections of his Masters victory had given him strength.


The jail where he served his time was known as “El Penal del Infierno” or “The Prison from Hell.”


Due to the way he walks, the golfer is known as El Pato (The Duck). This was his first PGA Tour Champions event since he was released last month.


After finishing T-27 at the Trophy Hassan II, Cabrera understandably focused on returning to Augusta National.


“It’s my dream to return to that prestigious place and walk the course that gave me so much joy and satisfaction,” Cabrera stated to Golf Digest.


“It would be a great privilege to return and to attend the Champions Dinner with so many of the golf world’s greatest players.”


Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National, was questioned prior to the Latin America Amateur Championship on Cabrera’s possible inclusion.


According to Ridley, Augusta National would have embraced Cabrera’s return with open arms.


“Angel is unquestionably one of our great champions,” he remarked of Cabrera.


“Legal concerns have prevented him from competing in the Masters for the past couple of years, as everyone is aware.


“We have been in frequent communication with Angel’s reps as of late.


As of right now, he is unable to enter the country. He lacks a visa, and I am aware that the necessary procedures are being followed.


“We certainly wish him the best of luck with that, and we’ll definitely welcome him back if he’s able to straighten out those legal issues.”


The announcement that Cabrera will not be competing in the 2024 Masters comes after Tiger Woods was confirmed as a competitor.


The dates of the 2024 Masters are set for April 11–14. And the reigning champion is Jon Rahm.

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