Two-time major winner Angel Cabrera secured a first victory since his release from prison with an impressive win at the Paul Lawrie Match Play on the Legends Tour.

The 2007 US Open and 2009 Masters champion defeated 3-times Legends Tour winner and the 2022 MCB Road to Mauritius champion James Kingston in the final match play event.

The 54-year-old Argentinian was convicted in 2021 of assault, theft and legal intimidation of former partner Cecilia Torres Mana and assault of another former partner, Micaela Escudero. He spent a total of 30 months in prison.

“I’m very happy. I worked hard in the last three months, very hard for this. Now, for this moment, I enjoyed it.

“I had to concentrate and play hole by hole, I like to play match play, you know, we don’t play a lot of match play.

“I can say I feel very emotional now.

“I am going to play next week and then I have to keep working, I’ve got to keep working because this game is very difficult.”

In the play-off for third place, Greig Hutcheon beat Bradley Dredge 2&1.

Next stop for the Legends Tour is Ireland for the OFX Irish Legends at Seapoint Golf Links in County Louth, where Angel Cabrera will once again be in the field as will Michael Campbell – fresh from his time at Pinehurst No.2 in North Carolina for the US Open last week; his first visit there since he won the US Open in 2005.

It is the first event in Legends Tour history to feature five Major champions in the field, and they have six Major titles between them:

Ian Woosnam (1991 Masters)

Paul Lawrie (1999 Open Championship)

Shaun Micheel (2003 US PGA)

Michael Campbell (2005 US Open)

Angel Cabrera (2007 US Open, 2009 Masters)

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