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Rafael Cabrera-Bello |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 179
College: Spain

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Rafael Cabrera-Bello authored a 3-under-par 34-35=69 to post the early clubhouse lead of 6-under 138 on day two of the Trophee Hassan II.
For now, that's a shot behind first-round leader Adrien Saddier, who was still over an hour away from starting his second round when Cabrera-Bello handed in his card. The Spaniard's second straight 69 means he's now broken 70 in five of his last six laps at Golf du Palais Royal. He was T5 last year. The 30-year-old started with a pair of birdies at 10 and 11 before adding another at 14. He suffered a disappointing bogey at the par-5 15th and then mixed two par breakers and a single dropped shot on his second nine. The 69 has moved him up 13 spots to tied second. The key to his success so far is obvious. Cabrera-Bello has split 22 (of 26) fairways and missed just five greens in regulation over the first 36 holes. Mar 27 - 8:42 AM

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Rafael Cabrera-Bello returns from a successful two-week jaunt on the PGA TOUR to try his luck in the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.

A 10th place in the Puerto Rico Open got the Spaniard an exemption for the following week's Valspar Championship in Florida and he played all four rounds at Copperhead, finishing T44. That should set himself up nicely for a return to Golf du Palais Royal where he shared fifth place last year. Cabrera-Bello is just 2-for-5 on the European Tour this year so this is an obvious chance for him to improve his current Race to Dubai position of 151st.
Mar 24 - 9:02 AM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello has been added to the published field of this week's Valspar Championship.

RCB started the finale of the Puerto Rico Open tied for 10th. That's where he landed despite playing his final four holes birdie-par-par-birdie. The top 10 exempts him into his debut at Copperhead. The Spaniard is a non-member, so he's ineligible for the FedExCup Playoffs unless he wins, but he's laid a nice foundation to qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals if not finish inside the top 125 in FedExCup standings for fully exempt status in 2015-16.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 9 - 12:38 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello rebounded with a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in today's third round of the Puerto Rico Open to post 3-under 213, good for a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

He's experienced a bit of a strange week on the island. After opening with bogey-free 70 on Thursday, the Spaniard faded with a 3-over 75 in the second round during which his only par breaker was a walk-off birdie at the par-5 18th. Today, he hit 13 greens and rolled in five birdies, three of which on par 5s, including another 4 at the last. RCB has two wins on the European Tour, but not since the the Dubai Desert Classic in 2012, so even though he's a polished touring professional, the juices will be flowing in a big way on Sunday in Puerto Rico.
Mar 7 - 11:56 AM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello spun a bogey-free, 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

The Spaniard went 6-for-6 in scrambling and picked off birdies at the par-5 15th and par-4 first holes. That's all it takes to find success early with winds blowing on the island. RCB is a 12-for-17 on the PGA TOUR since his debut in 2010, but he's yet to record a top 20 in a stroke-play event. It's just a matter of time before the talented 30-year-old collects his first.
Mar 5 - 12:11 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello will make a rare start on the PGA TOUR at this week's Puerto Rico Open.

RCB doesn't make it to America often, but he excels on the European Tour. His form is a little cool entering the week as he's finished outside the top 30 in each of his last five starts and currently ranks just 131st in the Race to Dubai. Cabrera-Bello finished T24 at this event last year and should strongly be considered by gamers this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 4 - 8:59 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello rebounded from last week's missed cut to shoot a 6-under-par 33-33=66 and take the early clubhouse lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

It's no surprise to see the Spaniard find his touch again at Doha Golf Club, a venue where he finished third in both 2011 and 2014. Cabrera-Bello, who also shot 66 on his opening lap last year, was bogey-free on Wednesday. Starting at the 10th, he made the first of his six birdies at the 12th and circled two more at 16 and 18. The two-time European Tour winner made it four in five holes with further par breakers at the first and second and added a final birdie at the par-3 eighth after a superb tee-shot to five feet. "I’m very pleased and happy with the way I played," he said. "I had a good stretch through 16, and all the way through to two, which for me are the birdie holes where you can go low. I managed to do that with three birdies there, and just kept playing solid till I got home."
Jan 21 - 5:38 AM

Rafa Cabrera-Bello has never missed a cut at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and looks to extend that streak to seven this week.

The Spaniard relishes his trips to the Middle East and three years ago went home with the iconic Dubai Desert Classic trophy. In Abu Dhabi he's been a model of consistency and has broken par in 17 of his 24 rounds. His best finish was a T4 last year while he also cracked the top 10 when T7 in 2011.
Jan 12 - 9:00 AM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello makes his first appearance in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club this week.

Cabrera-Bello is fresh off a MC at The Open Championship and a 74th at the PGA Championship in his last two starts. Taking a peek behind the curtain, his recent history in events held on U.S. soil is nothing to write home about, so expectations for the non-member should be somewhat tempered. It's worth noting that his fellow Spaniard, Sergio Garcia, won this event in 2012, so perhaps something about Sedgefield could remind him of home.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:19:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello shared a piece of 21st place in the 2013 Open Championship and returns this week to battle Royal Liverpool.

RCB is scorching at the moment, finishing 35th place or better in his last six European Tour events, including a playoff loss at the BMW International and a T9 at the Nordea Masters. The Spaniard earned a weekend tee time in his 2012 Open Championship debut, but fizzled to 14-over-par, settling for a T81 finish. He returned last year at Muirfield, and cut his score in half on the way to his first top 25 in a major championship. Gamers should have an eye on Cabrera-Bello this week.
Source: TheOpen.com
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello turned in a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Puerto Rico Open and enters the final round 12-under 204.

Though he's tied for eighth, he's just four strokes off the lead. His third round featured five birdies to just one bogey. RCB does not have PGA TOUR status, but a win on Sunday would allow him to immediately become a PGA TOUR member. Don't confuse him with a player that is wet behind the ears in professional golf. He is 93rd in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello arrived at the midpoint of the Puerto Rico Open in 8-under-par 69-67=136, four strokes back of the 36-hole lead.

RCB is making his debut in this tournament and doing so on a foreign exemption. He's played once already on the PGA TOUR this year, sharing 64th place at Pebble Beach. Thus far in Puerto Rico, he's exchanged 10 birdies with two bogeys and settled as the last of 15 inside the top 10 on the leaderboard entering the weekend.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello missed the cut in the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but is back for another crack this season.

The Spaniard used this tournament as preparation for the 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship last year, but currently is on the outside looking in for the Match Play this season. He ranks 86th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, and this is his final week to play his way into the top 64 to ensure a spot in the elite field in two weeks. Needless to say, he'll need to improve on his results from last year monumentally.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello turned in a 2-under-par 34-34=68 for his opening round of the PGA Championship.

The Spaniard has endured a difficult year. His only top 10 occurred in the second week of January and he's fallen outside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking, only recently climbing back inside at 96th. Today at Oak Hill, he limited the damage to one bogey against three birdies and finished two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello backpedaled in his second round of The Open Championship, settling for a 3-over-par 36-38=74 to reach the midpoint in 1-under 141.

RCB hit only half of his fairways and greens at Muirfield today. He's convert three birdies, but also squared four bogeys and added a double to fuel the fade. The good news is that he's only two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 01:01:00 PM