Rafa Cabrera Bello is a Spanish professional golfer. He holds a career-high ranking of No.16 on the Official World Golf Ranking. As of April 2022, he plays on the European Tour. He has also played on the PGA Tour and the Challenge Tour. He has won tournaments on the European Tour and two events on the Challenge Tour.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Rafa Cabrera-Bello was born on May 25, 1984 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. He currently resides in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain. He turned pro in 2005 and has been an active player since then. He stands 187 cm and his weight was last listed at 81 kg.

Height / weight 1.87 m / 81 kg
Born 25 May 1984
Nationality Spain Spain

He started playing at a young age. His sister Emma Cabrera-Bello also plays golf professionally. She is also on the board of the Ladies European Tour.


In 2005, when he was 20 years old, he managed to secure a spot on the European Tour. He also secured a spot on the Challenge Tour. His first professional win was the Austrian MAN NO Open. In 2008, he won the Credit Suisse Challenge.

In 2011, he got the 30th place in the final Order of Merit after he made it to the runner-up position of the Portugal Masters. The biggest win of his career came in 2012 when he won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. He also broke into the Top 100 for the first time this year.

In 2016, he had several notable finishes including a third-place spot at the WGC-Dell Match Play. This increased his ranking to No.36. In the Summer Olympics that year, he represented Spain, finishing in the 5th spot. In 2017, he won his second European Tour title, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. In the same year, reached his highest Official Golf World Ranking of No.16.

In 2021, he won his first tournament in 4 years, the Acciona Open de Espana.

Career Record

Number of Wins by Tour

  • European Tour - 4
  • Challenge Tour - 2
  • Other - 1

Best Results in Major Tournaments

  • Masters Tournament - T17: 2016
  • PGA Championship -T10: 2018
  • U.S. Open - T23: 2020
  • The Open Championship - T4: 2017

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