The Gran Canaria Rafa Cabrera Bello will be one of the two players who will represent Spain in the men’s golf tournament at the next Tokyo Games. The islander achieves the square after the resignation of Sergio García to take part in the appointment. In this way, the RC de Golf de Las Palmas golfer will live his second Olympic experience in Japan, after his participation in Rio 2016. There, he performed a splendid role, finishing in fifth place and obtaining a diploma.
The professional from Gran Canaria will form alongside the Biscayan Jon Rahm, who yesterday won his first major by winning the US Open. Once the qualification period for the Games closed yesterday, Jon Rahm, new world number one, and Rafa Cabrera Bello will be in the men’s tournament, which will be played from July 29 to August 1 on the route of the Kasumigaseki Country Club of Saitama .
Rafa Cabrera Bello appears on the Olympic list instead of Sergio García, despite the fact that he is ranked 48th in the world ranking and the Gran Canaria 140. In women, Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Muñoz will represent Spain.
Olympic golf tournaments are limited to 60 players for each of the men’s and women’s competitions. The International Golf Federation uses the official professional world ranking for this.
The top 15 in the rankings qualify for the Games, with a limit of four more golfers per country. Beyond them, a maximum of two can be placed per country that does not already have two or more players in the top 15. The United States is the only one to come with four: Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffe.