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Cabrera-Bello, Cazaubon make Olympic moves


Rafael Cabrera-Bello punched his ticket to the Masters with his third-place showing at the WGC-Dell Match Play, but that wasn't the only extra benefit from the Spaniard's surprising run through the bracket.

He also nearly solidified a spot in the Olympics, representing Spain behind Sergio Garcia. Cabrera-Bello is now up to No. 36 in the world - 96 spots ahead of the next highest-ranked Spaniard, Miguel Angel Jimenez.

But Cabrera-Bello wasn't the only player to make an Olympic charge this weekend, as Rodolfo Cazaubon took a big step toward representing Mexico in Rio with his T-3 finish at the Puerto Rico Open, a result that jumped him over Carlos Ortiz for his country's top spot.

A total of 60 men will qualify for the Olympics, with a max of two players per country (the max is raised to four per country if all are ranked inside the top 15). Qualification will run through the Open Championship in July.

Here is a look at the 60 players currently in line to tee it up in Rio:

1. Jason Day (AUS)

2. Jordan Spieth (USA)

3. Rory McIlroy (IRL)

4. Bubba Watson (USA)

5. Rickie Fowler (USA)

6. Adam Scott (AUS)

7. Henrik Stenson (SWE)

8. Justin Rose (GBR)

9. Dustin Johnson (USA)

10. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA)

11. Danny Willett (GBR)

12. Branden Grace (RSA)

13. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN)

14. Sergio Garcia (ESP)

15. Byeong-Hun An (KOR)

16. Shane Lowry (IRL)

17. Emiliano Grillo (ARG)

18. Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP)

19. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA)

20. Danny Lee (NZL)

21. Bernd Wiesberger (AUT)

22. Thongchai Jaidee (THA)

23. David Lingmerth (SWE)

24. Soren Kjeldsen (DEN)

25. Victor Dubuisson (FRA)

26. Martin Kaymer (GER)

27. Anirban Lahiri (IND)

28. Thomas Pieters (BEL)

29. Fabian Gomez (ARG)

30. Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN)

31. K.T. Kim (KOR)

32. Shingo Katayama (JPN)

33. Joost Luiten (NED)

34. Francesco Molinari (ITA)

35. Ricardo Gouveia (POR)

36. Alexander Levy (FRA)

37. Miguel Tabuena (PHI)

38. Graham DeLaet (CAN)

39. Alex Cejka (GER)

40. David Hearn (CAN)

41. S.S.P. Chawrasia (IND)

42. Ryan Fox (NZL)

43. Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR)

44. W.C. Liang (CHN)

45. Mikko Ilonen (FIN)

46. Ashun Wu (CHN)

47. Brendon de Jonge (ZIM)

48. Camilo Villegas (COL)

49. Vijay Singh (FIJ)

50. Angelo Que (PHI)

51. Roope Kakko (FIN)

52. Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL)

53. Danny Chia (MAS)

54. Rodolfo Cazaubon (MEX)

55. Jhonattan Vegas (VEN)

56. C.T. Pan (TPE)

57. Carlos Ortiz (MEX)

58. Adilson da Silva (BRA)

59. Lin Wen-Tang (TPE)

60. Mardan Mamat (SIN)