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Golf: Spaniard Cabrera-Bello wins Scottish Open in playoff

Golf: Spaniard Cabrera-Bello wins Scottish Open in playoff
From Reuters - July 16, 2017

(Reuters) - Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello beat England's Callum Shinkwin in a playoff to win the Scottish Open at Dundonald after earlier striking a tournament-record eight-under-par 64.

The 33-year-old struck a perfect second shot on the extra hole, the 18th, and holed out for a birdie four before Shinkwin left his putt just short.

The victory was Cabrera-Bello's first in five years -- his third on the European Tour -- and brought a $1.1 million prize.

"I was very happy, I really gave it a go in the playoff and it worked out for me. 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.

There was compensation of a sort for Shinkwin, the world number 405, whose 13-under-par total secured a place at the British Open, which starts on Thursday at Royal Birkdale.

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