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Cabrera Bello ready to make Ryder Cup mark

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Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello admits he has an "impossible task" to live up to the achievements of his compatriots in the Ryder Cup, but is relishing the chance to make his own mark on the contest.

The likes of Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia have all played massive parts in Europe's recent success against the US, with Darren Clarke's side seeking an unprecedented fourth straight victory at Hazeltine this weekend.

As one of six rookies on the team, Cabrera Bello might not be expected to play a major role when play gets under way on Friday, but the 32-year-old has impressed captain Darren Clarke in practice.

"I am comfortable, I am happy," said the world No. 30, whose last European Tour victory came in 2012. "I know I'm a rookie but this is my 11th season as a pro. It's been my best year in my career so far.

"I'm glad that Darren can see that I feel comfortable, that I'm happy and that I'm ready to go, excited about the event and just pleased.

"Everything is new for me, but I don't feel a rookie in the worst part of the word. I don't feel so inexperienced. I don't feel like everything is new. I don't really feel like a new kid moving into a new city.

"I haven't played Hazeltine before, but I've played in the US in many events and I've played huge events in the US, as well. I'm glad that those memories and those experiences are helping me to stay calm and relaxed this week."

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