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Rafa Cabrera Bello wins Scottish Open

Rafa Cabrera Bello wins Scottish Open

"I enjoy those pressure situations, they really define you", said Cabrera-Bello, who earlier this year struck an albatross at the Players Championship at Sawgrass.

But the Englishman took four shots from the edge of the green to drop into a tie with Cabrera-Bello, 33, on 13 under par overall.

Both players hit fine drives at the first extra hole, but after Shinkwin's approach found an awkward, downhill lie by the greenside bunker, Cabrera Bello hit a superb approach shot into the par-five from 275 yards, and was able to two-putt to victory.

Hopefully, Shinkwin will get over his 15 minutes of madness and draw on all the brilliant golf he played.

Shinkwin's pitch from behind the green came up short leaving Cabrera-Bello a putt to take the title.

Both men found the middle of the fairway on the first play-off hole, but Shinkwin, who was up first, yet again pushed his approach shot left of the green in nearly a carbon copy of the shot he'd hit around 20 minutes earlier. I'm very happy to have gotten that third win, finally. Obviously I'm a leaderboard watcher. "I was starting to feel a little bit of pressure everytime I was up there contending".




"I did start well with a birdie on third, but I never really settled down. It is just a case of a good attitude and, most importantly for me, a good short game". "Everything turned out the be fantastic". "I mean, golf in Scotland is huge and we always feel great support from the local crowd, and I think the venue has proven to be a very exciting venue". I did everything I needed to do well, I stayed patient, I didn't get down on myself, I putted good and I really trusted myself. Also the small bits that need to be worked on have become clearer before the Open, so it does give me a small window on.

"Of course, today was not the result I was seeking but I still like playing the week before".

Dodt's fellow leaders are a contrasting pair, Poulter a multiple victor world-wide and Shinkwin a former English Amateur Champion who after not finishing the events he started in nine of his last eleven apperances appears to be finding his feet at this level.

Fox said the fourth place finish keeps up his momentum heading into his second Open championship at Royal Birkdale later this week.

Dodt said "I found myself being really mentally worn out". Who knows? It might be my only Open as defending champion. It is the third straight Rolex Series event offering a $7 million prize fund. Phil Mickelson is not playing the Scottish Open for the first time since 2009.


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