Rookie Rafa is lov­ing life on the big stage

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Rafa Cabr­era-Bello may be a new face on Europe’s Ry­der Cup team, but the in-form Spa­niard is rel­ish­ing the chance to shine on the big­gest stage. “This is what I have worked re­ally hard for dur­ing my golf ca­reer,” said the Dubai res­i­dent. “The Ry­der Cup is the pin­na­cle of our sport, with its tra­di­tion and po­si­tion on the world stage of golf and in the sports world.” While the 32-year-old is known as one of the calmest play­ers on the Euro­pean Tour, he ad­mits he has no idea what to ex­pect when he stands on the first tee with a par­ti­san crowd of USA fans be­hind him. “That’s a great un­known – I don’t know,” he added. “I will do my prepa­ra­tions as best I can in the lead up but I am very con­fi­dent I can han­dle the pres­sure – this is why I play the game. For me it is a great op­por­tu­nity to show my skills un­der the spot­light – bring it on.”

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