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Angel Cabrera extradited to Argentina; expected to face trial next month



Multiple major champion Angel Cabrera has been extradited to his homeland of Argentina, six months after he was arrested in Brazil, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The Argentine had been on Interpol’s red code list and was arrested in an upper-class area of Rio de Janeiro back in January, having spent months on the run following a claim of assault from ex-girlfriend Cecilia Torres Mana.

That girlfriend’s claim had been unified by ex-wife Silva Rivadero and former partner Micaela Escudero who all accuse Cabrera of assault, intimidation and causing injuries.

On the claims of assault, Cabrera’s lawyer, Carlos Hairabedian, has told Argentine News that “The accusations come from long ago.”

Since January, the 2009 Master Champion has been sitting in a prison cell in Brazil until this week where he was moved back to Argentina with a trial date set for July.

In a recent interview, Torres Mana, said: “We have to stop him so he leaves us at peace. He thinks you are his for the rest of your life and that you have to take the attacks and constant humiliation.”

Cabrera had traveled to the U.S. in July 2020, which was not prohibited without permission, as requested due to the investigation. Prosecutors in Cordoba then issued an international arrest warrant, and Cabrera was later found and arrested in Brazil.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito



  1. Mr. GeoJones

    Jun 11, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Should have called Lyin Biden and ask for amnesty.

  2. Geohagen

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Maybe he should have crossed and claimed asylum so he could be caught and released?

  3. juggingJ

    Jun 11, 2021 at 8:16 am

    He should have crossed the Rio Grande and sought asylum. Then he would have been caught and released to live a great life in the ole USofA.

    • Joe

      Jun 11, 2021 at 9:41 am

      Sounds about right. Biden would have given him a medal, I’m sure.

  4. Gunter Eisenberg

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    No wonder why he wasn’t there at the Champions Dinner at Augusta…

  5. geohogan

    Jun 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Thats how it rolls in Latin America.
    Good thing it doesnt happen in NA, eh.

  6. Jbone

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:02 am

    With him going through all this I hope he really is guilty. Accusations can be just that.

  7. Benny

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Well said. I never liked this guy. Doesn’t suprise me he beats woman and believes he owns them.

  8. Mower

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    What a bully!

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Lamborghini set to build golf carts with solar panels



One of the most iconic high-performance car brands has officially entered the golf cart business. That’s right, Lamborghini is partnering with Kinetic Green Energy, an Indian electric-vehicle manufacturer.

Kinetic Green CEO Sulajja Firodia Motwani told Bloomberg Television that their new venture would create “beautifully differentiated golf carts,” which will also feature solar panels.

It is not a surprise to see luxury car brands enter this space, as golf carts are reportedly a $3 billion market.

The Lamborghini-Kinetic Green golf cart collaboration has yet to attach an official name to their partnership. Distribution is set to begin in 2020, and the golf carts are expected to be sold at airports, hotels and resorts.

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LPGA pros react with ambivalence to USGA’s new driver-length rule



The USGA announced earlier this week that they would be implementing a local rule that limits the driver shaft to 46 inches. While Phil Mickelson was among some of those who were in outrage with new stipulation, LPGA tour pros were far more ambivalent.

The Korda sisters commented on the controversial issue during their press conference for the Aramco Team Series. “No drama,” Jessica stated. “It doesn’t affect us,” Nelly added. This appears to be a common response in the women’s game, which caters to a more finesse and strategic style of play, as opposed to the “bomb and gauge” approach that many PGA Tour pros have employed.

“I would only see something like that as a problem if 90 percent of the field played with something like that. I don’t really see it as a big point. You can do way more with other things– limiting driver heads or balls, stuff like that. I don’t think this rule will change much, especially in the women’s game,” said Anne van Dam, who also happens to rank first on the LPGA Tour in driving distance.

Sophia Popov seemed to sum up the LPGA’s common sentiment best, “I don’t care, because I don’t have a drier that’s longer than 46 inches. I know I heard some criticism on the men’s side, but for us, the shorter the driver is, the harder you can hit it. I don’t think it’s that big a deal… It’s something I just watch from afar and watch on Twitter and laugh about.”

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Introvert vs Extrovert – Study shows what brand golfers buy based on personality type



A recent study conducted by Stephen Smith, chief psychologist at the UK-based Sports Psychology Ltd (SPL), sought to determine the brand preference of golfers based on them having either an extrovert or introvert personality.

As reported by FirstCallGolf’s Ken Klavon, Smith, who has worked as a psychologist to professional athletes in golf, Formula One, rugby, and football, posted a short questionnaire with questions on golf equipment preferences focused on around 15 brands, followed by a level of personality questions. 

The study focused on three main character identification questions for the personality section: Introvert versus Extrovert, Pragmatic versus Visionary, and Logical versus Idealist.

After receiving “hundreds upon hundreds” of responses, the data, matched up with their favored golf equipment, showed the following results:


Ping was the preferred brand of 40% of those who were identified as introverts, while Titleist was next up for introverts, with 18% of those naming the brand as their favorite.


Callaway and TaylorMade were brands that 40% of those identified as extroverts chose as their favourites.

Smith’s data also concluded that “60 percent of golfers are sensory pragmatics who will be driven by the look, feel and sound of any equipment” and that golfers are by and large a group of consumers driven by a futuristic vision.

Amongst his takeaways, Smith said:

“This study shows that golf needs to be much more sophisticated in its understanding of the customers it is connecting with, and in the way it communicates to build that connection.

How do you get personalities to react to something, particularly a piece of equipment? No doubt the 2020s may be the decade when the psychology of design will be as important as the engineering that underpins it.”

Find out more about the study here.

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