Posted May 20, 2012 on AP on Fox

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - DECEMBER 06: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland reacts to his tee shot on the first hole during the fourth round of the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club on December 6, 2009 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Rafael Cabrera-Bello's consolation prize following his semifinal exit at the World Match Play Championship is a spot at the US Open next month. The 61st-ranked Spaniard missed out on a place in the final of one of his home tournaments when he was beaten by two holes by Graeme McDowell on Sunday. However, the ranking points earned from his week at the Finca Cortesin course will lift him above Italian player Matteo Manassero and into the top 60 when the new rankings are released on Monday, securing a place at the year's second major. It will be Cabrera-Bello's second appearance at the US Open -- he finished tied for 47th in 2010 at Pebble Beach -- but he will be returning to the United States with a bigger reputation. He won the Dubai Desert Classic in February and has played into contention to make Europe's Ryder Cup team for September's match against the US in Medinah, near Chicago. ''I'm proud of myself, it's been a good week,'' said the 27-year-old Cabrera-Bello, whose first ...
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