Angel Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion, has been arrested in Brazil for multiple crimes.

Angel Cabrera was arrested by Brazil's federal police yesterday (Thursday, January 14), and extradited to his homeland of Argentina.

Police have confirmed he faces charges for several crimes, including assault and theft, that were allegedly committed from 2016 to last year.

The two-time major winner, who won the Masters in 2009 and the U.S. Open in 2007, was on Interpol's red code list.

Two officers confirmed the news after Brazilian police revealed that a 51-year-old Argentinian had been arrested in an upper-class area of Rio de Janeiro.

Forbidden from discussing the topic publicly, they shared the information with the Associated Press on the condition that they remained anonymous.

Meanwhile, Argentinian police have declared that Cabrera is charged with 'assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities'.

Angel Cabrera at the 2019 Masters

The celebrated golfer's ex-wife, Silva Rivadero, is reported to have pressed charges while another another former partner, Cecilia Torres, has claimed he punched her and attempted to run her over with a car in 2016.

As well as beating Tiger Woods by one shot at the 2007 U.S Open and winning in a playoff at the 2009 Masters, Cabrera gathered four wins on the European Tour and one on the PGA Tour.

He continued to compete until last year, playing five times in August and September on the senior PGA Tour Champions circuit.