• Age
    35
  • Turned Pro
    2005
  • Previous Opens
    7

Rafa Cabrera Bello

Cabrera-Bello
Went into The 146th Open as the newly-crowned AAM Scottish Open champion, having beaten Callum Shinkwin in a play-off at Dundonald Links.

Qualification

Rafa Cabrera Bello is exempt to play in Royal St. George's
Cabrera-Bello
  • T-4th, Royal Birkdale 2017

    Best Open Finish

  • 2012

    Open debut

  • Skiing, Water Sports

    Special Interests

Went into The 146th Open as the newly-crowned AAM Scottish Open champion, having beaten Callum Shinkwin in a play-off at Dundonald Links.

Rafa Cabrera-Bello 

On moving on to Royal Birkdale, posted easily his best major finish so far with a tie for fourth place. 

It took the Canary Islander to a career-high 16th in the world a year after a Ryder Cup debut in which he was the only unbeaten member of Darren Clarke’s side. 

Combined with compatriot Sergio Garcia for a win and a half before overcoming PGA champion Jimmy Walker in the singles. Beat Rory McIlroy to take third place in the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, came joint fifth in the Olympics and last season in Mexico posted another World Golf Championships third place finish. 

As a 17-year-old amateur he was fourth in the 2002 Spanish Open and in 2009 fired a Tour record-equalling final round of 60 to win the Austrian Open by one. His 30-foot eagle putt on the last was for the circuit’s first 59, but he had to settle for birdie. 

Three years later his second title came by a single stroke again at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Qualification

Rafa Cabrera Bello is exempt to play in Royal St. George's
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
74
74
70
76
72
292
8
Royal Birkdale 2017
T4
67
73
67
68
275
-5
Royal Troon 2016
T39
68
71
75
74
288
4
St Andrews 2015
T40
71
73
68
71
283
-5
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
70
77
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
T21
67
74
76
74
291
7
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T81
70
71
76
77
294
14

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