Rafael Cabrera Bello champion of the Spanish Golf Open after prevailing in the tiebreaker to also Spanish Adri Arnaus at the Villa de Madrid Country Club in the Spanish capital. The Canarian golfer succeeds the world number one in the tournament record Jon Rahm, that after the bad day of Saturday could not overcome.
Rahm started on Sunday six strokes behind the leader Cabrera Bello and a bogey on the second hole and another on the seventh they ended their comeback attempt. “My expectations and that of many people were to win but it has not been my year here,” said the Basque.
The world’s number one, winner of the Spanish Open in 2018 and 2019, he aspired to match the legend Severiano Ballesteros, who won this tournament three times. But it will have to wait.
Cabrera Bello, who had recently lost his card PGA Tour, approached the last day as leader of the tournament and did not waste the advantage, although a bad start led him to fight a tight battle with Arnaus.
The Catalan golfer, olympic in the past Tokyo Games, he became a leader with a eagle on the seventh hole, but Cabrera Bello he knew how to win the game on his nerves.
On the last hole, tied at -19, Cabrera Bello suffered to make par, while his opponent missed a putt of two meters taking the tournament to the tiebreaker, where the canary won with a birdie.
Cabrera This is how it is done with your first Spanish Open and his first trophy since Scottish Open 2017. “This victory is really special, I came here at the worst moment in the last 10 years in my career, and I’m leaving here with the trophy,” he said after winning the tournament.
“It is true that I started badly, I would have liked to start with five birdies, but I am proud of not having lowered my arms and that has paid off,” he concluded.