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Cabrera-Bello tips Knox for Ryder Cup

11th July 2018, 13:29 by Neil Foster

Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello has tipped Irish Open winner Russell Knox to make this year's European Ryder Cup team.

Knox beat New Zealand's Ryan Fox in a play-off on Sunday to win at Ballyliffin and has moved into the world's top 50 after a solid run of form.

The 33-year-old finished in a tie for 12th at the US Open and then shared second place at the Open de France before heading over to the Emerald Isle.

His game is shaping up nicely to be in contention for the biennial showpiece in September, which takes place back at Le Golf National, and Cabrera-Bello has backed the Inverness-born ace to be part of Thomas Bjorn's dozen.

"He was already in the mix last time for Hazeltine," he said. "So I don't see a reason why he shouldn't make a strong play for the team this time around - especially with his form lately."

The Open Championship begins next week at Carnoustie and a number of top players from both sides of the Atlantic will battle it out north of the border this week in the Scottish Open.

Cabrera-Bello is the defending champion and is expecting a tough test at Gullane Golf Club.

"It is meant to be played with a bit of wind and the fairways are a little wider than normal," he added. "There are lots of pot bunkers that look like baseball gloves and they catch every single ball.

"There could be a very low score obviously if the weather is good, but I'm sure it will still be a tough challenge."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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