Born: 25 May 1984, Las Palmas
Turned pro: 2005
During an outstanding amateur career, Rafael Cabrera-Bello won the Spanish national championship every year from seven to under-18 level. He qualified as a member of the European Tour after finishing 14th on the 2006 Challenge Tour but failed to hold on to his card and needed another winning Challenge Tour season in 2008 to regain his privileges. This time, he secured his place on the main Tour with a storming 60 on the final day and victory in the 2009 Austrian Golf Open.
It is now 37 years since the Great Britain & Ireland team was expanded to include continental Europeans in the biennial Ryder Cup competition against the United States. Severiano Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido became the first Spanish representatives in that historic 1979 match, helping to trigger a significant new dynamic in the tournament as the […]
Unfinished business at Valderrama SEVE BALLESTROS went close in 1988. The late Spanish star finished second two shots behind Nick Faldo in the inaugural Volvo Masters at Valderrama. Six years later, he was again second, a bogey on the last hole leaving him one short of Bernhard Langer’s winning score and level with Vijay Singh. […]
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