Rafael Cabrera-Bello

    Rafael Cabrera-Bello

    Born:  May 28, 1984

    Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

    Height: 6 ft 2 in

    Turned Pro: 2005

    Sponsors:  Titleist, Oakley, Societe Generale

     
    Cabrera-Bello started playing golf when he was 6-years old.  He was a standout amateur player.  He won every age group at the Spanish National Championship between the ages of 7 and 18.
     
    Cabrera-Bello placed 4th in the Open de Espana, a European Tour event, when he was a 17-year old amateur. 
     
    In 2005 at the age of 20, Cabrera-Bello turned professional.  After narrowly failing to qualify for the European Tour, Cabrera-Bello began his career on the Challenge Tour – Europe’s equivalent to the Web.com Tour.
     
    Carbrera-Bello found instant success on the Challenge Tour, winning an event and finishing 13th on the year-end money list.  This performance earned him his European Tour card for the 2007 season.
     
    Rafael found life on the big tour much more challenging.  He failed to record a single top ten finish and also failed to retain his card at the season end qualifying school tournament.  Back on the Challenge Tour, Cabrera-Bello bounced back on the Challenge Tour, winning his second title at the Credit Suisse Challenge.  This helped fuel him to a 14th place finish on the money list, once again earning him his European Tour card.    
     
    Cabrera-Bello’s prospects improved dramatically during his second try on tour.  He won his first European Tour title in spectacular fashion.  He fired a third round 66 and a final round 60 to make up a 9-shot deficit at the Austrian Open.  It was just the third time in the Tour’s long history that a player shot a 60 in the final round to win an event.
     
    Cabrera-Bello’s richest purse as a professional came when he won the 2012 Dubai Desert Classic.
     
    Cabrera-Bello’s top performance in a Major is a tie for 21st place at the 2013 Open Championship.

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