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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 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. Aug 12 - 9:19 PM

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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.
Jul 16 - 10:20 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.
Mar 8 - 4:10 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.
Mar 7 - 5:04 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.
Feb 5 - 8:53 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

Rafael Cabrera-Bello turned in a 4-under-par 34-33=67 for his opening round of The Open Championship to establish the early clubhouse lead.

The Spaniard split six (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to six birdies, two on each of the par 3s, par 4s and par 5s. He also squared two bogeys at Muirfield today, but he'll happily take the score. It's the first time he's gone sub-70 in 13 rounds in the majors. This is his second appearance in The Open (T81, 2012).
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello will make his third start on U.S. soil in five weeks at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

It's nice to see the Spaniard give it a go with the world's best on a semi-frequent basis, but his results have left something to be desired. He missed the cut at Pebble Beach and was ousted in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He finished 65th at Doral last season, so it's hard to be overly confident in his prospects at TPC Blue Monster.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 09:37:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello will make his first start in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Cabrera-Bello is likely playing this week because his world ranking of 56th means he will be in the field at the upcoming WGC-Accenture Match Play. Given how different the Monterey Peninsula courses will play in comparison to Dove Mountain in two weeks, it will be hard to draw a correlation between his play this week and his expectations for the match play.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:24:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello withdrew from the final stage of Q School during his final round, citing a stomach ache.

Cabrera-Bellow started the day at 10-under 350, just five strokes outside the top 25. He opened his finale at PGA West's Stadium Course with a par at the par-4 10th hole before calling it quits. Shortly thereafter, he alerted his followers on Twitter with this entry: "Thanks to everybody for all the support. Stomach ache made me withdraw. #anotherdaywillbemyday" The Spaniard enjoyed a fruitful 2012. He chalked up an early win in Dubai, the first of six top 10s abroad. He also ascended into the top 50 of the world ranking for the first time, topping out at 43rd in August.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 12:53:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello is in the field at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions by virtue of a win early in the season at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Cabrera-Bello is the last man inside the top 50 in the world rankings, boasting three other top-three finishes in addition to his win. He has played in each of the other three WGC events in 2012, with a T29 at the Bridgestone Invitational the best showing. He tied for 81st in the British Open and missed the cut at the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, failing to earn a berth into the Masters.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 09:24:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello backed up his opening 66 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a 5-under-par 33-32=65 to reach the midpoint in 9-under 131.

RBC signed his card while sitting two strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He split only four (of 14) fairways today, but hit 12 greens and took 25 putts for the second consecutive round. Today's loop of Firestone featured six birdies, including rolls from 13'9", 11'2" and 44'3" at the 10th, 11th and 18th holes, respectively. Indeed, it's already an impressive week but one emphasized even further by the fact that he's dealt with a stomach virus since Thursday morning.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 02:10:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello turned in a 4-under-par 32-34=66 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Spaniard hit 12 greens and took 25 putts in what was his first competitive loop at Firestone Country Club today. He opened with a chip-in for par from the rough 11 yards out at the 10th hole. RBC chased that with his first of five birdies when his attempt from 11'10" at the 11th disappeared. He'd also circle conversions from 21'9" and 12'11" at the 15th and third holes, respectively. At the time he signed his card, he held a share of the clubhouse lead, but was quickly bumped from the top by Lee Slattery (65) in the next pairing finishing on the ninth hole.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 04:23:00 PM

Rafael Cabrera-Bello returns to the U.S. Open at Olympic Club after having competed in his only other Open at Pebble Beach in 2010 where he finished T47.

The 55th ranked player in the world has put together an impressive season, winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and finishing T3 at the Volvo World Match Play. His 74.13 percent GIR is his best on the European Tour since 2008. His weakness is the flat stick, averaging over 30 putts per round.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 09:51:00 PM