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Pablo Larrazábal

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/15/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165

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Pablo Larrazábal looks to dial in his distances ahead of this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.
The Spaniard will be making his 23rd career start on the PGA TOUR, 10th in a WGC event. He owns just one official top 25 in those starts (T14 at the 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions). Larrazábal has opened the new European Tour season with a 5-for-6 record that includes a T8 at the Hong Kong Open and a T2 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. World No. 103 makes for an interesting sleeper in deeper formats this week as many golfers have already made course comparisons to old-style Spanish courses. Mar 1 - 11:51 AM

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Pablo Larrazabal's silky short game skills gained him a tie for second alongside Dustin Johnson in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, as he carded a wild final round 4-under-par 35-33=68 for a 72-hole total of 16-under 272, one shy of the winner Tommy Fleetwood.

The Spaniard, winner of the tournament in 2014, came mighty close to lifting the trophy for a second time despite tossing bogeys and birdies right across his card. He dropped shots at 3, 6 and 11 early on, but gained them at 4, 8, 9 and 10. On the 12th he drained a 35'0" birdie, one of ten par-three birdies he made all week. At 13 his sand skills saved par, at 14 he chipped in for birdie, at 15 he finally couldn't find the magic from off the green and made bogey. Refusing to be beat, he circled 17 from 25'0", but pushing for the eagle he needed at the last to force a play-off he came up short with birdie. He may have lost out on the title, yet he leaves with his reputation added to; he was strong in contention.
Jan 22 - 8:02 AM

A late burst saw Pablo Larrazabal complete a third round 3-under-par 35-34=69 which gained him a share of second on 12-under 204 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, one back of the leaders Tyrell Hatton and in a tie with Dustin Johnson, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Tommy Fleetwood and Martin Kaymer.

The 2014 champion made the perfect start at the Abu Dhabi GC, holing from a greenside trap for birdie at the first – his third there this week – and although he made another at the 7th – another hat-trick for the week – it followed a bogey at six and he then got stuck in a rut of scratching pars. But he circled the 14th and then drained a superb 45’0" birdie putt on the 17th green which subtle broke in both directions before diving in the front of the hole. A par at the last was irksome – it was vulnerable to par breaking – but he’ll head into the final day confident of a good run at the title. He’s a two-time winner of the BMW International Open so has previous when it comes to laying an order for his name to be engraved twice on a trophy. If he has a weakness so far this week it is an inability to take advantage of the par fives: he carded 10 pars and just two birdies.
Jan 21 - 8:02 AM

Pablo Larrazábal continued his stellar play on the short holes and signed for a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

At 9-under 135 through 36 holes, the Spaniard is T3 and just three behind halfway leader Martin Kaymer. He traded six birdies against a single bogey today, his gains coming at 12, 15, 17, 1, 4 and 7. That set included circles on all four par 3s. Larrazábal won this event in 2014, the third of his four European Tour victories, and so far he's following the same path to victory. He explained: "Three years ago, I made a seven under par on the par threes on the first two days, and I did the same thing the last couple rounds. It's something special. After a winter that I didn't take any holidays, I've been working very hard and to play as good as I did, I'm very proud. My iron play has been superb. I'm holing a few putts, so very happy. The only thing I'm being a little bit rusty with is my short game." If he can tidy that aspect up, the 33-year-old will be a dangerman this weekend.
Jan 20 - 4:54 AM

Pablo Larrazábal returns to the UBS Hong Kong Open for the first time in four years, ready again to take on the Fanling challenge.

The Spaniard has enjoyed success at Hong Kong GC, but he’s also come away empty handed. His debut in 2008 saw him peg a round three 64 which helped him to T4, then in 2012 another good Saturday reaped a 65 (those two rounds remain his best on the track) as he notched T8. In between he went sub-70 four times in 2009 to finish T22, however he missed the weekend in 2010 and 2011. Larrazábal will have some hope that he can rediscover his best form this time around, given that it was almost there last week at Leopard Creek CC. He opened with a 5-under 67 and was T7 heading into the final round only to stumble to 75 and T23. T8 in the Turkish Airlines Open, another solid week would not be surprising.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 05:12:00 AM

Pablo Larrazabal will be hoping to record a second decent performance in the British Masters when he tees it up at The Grove in Hertfordshire this week.

Back in 2008 the Spaniard made a superb debut in this event, finishing T10 at The Belfry and then he finished T69 last year at Woburn. In recent years he has a strong record in England: four top 12 finishes in his last 7 starts and 12-for-16 in total. It's been a solid year for Larrazabal with nine top 30 finishes in 21 starts, including three top tens, but a genuine tilt at a title has been beyond him. Last week he recorded T25 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. T32 and T43 on the Kyle Phillips designed PGA Sweden National in the Nordea Masters.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 03:30:00 PM

Pablo Larrazábal had to scribble a double bogey-7 on his card but recovered to shoot a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in the second round of the BMW International in Germany, good enough for a rise of two spots to T4 on the leaderboard.

Building on his opening 68, the Spaniard connected a trio of birdies at Nos. 11-13 after starting with a par at 10 but then gave all those gains back via a 7 at the par-5 15th and a bogey at 17. He hit back with circles at 1, 3, 7 and 8 on his second nine although had to swallow a walk-off bogey-5 at 9. The 69 moves him to 7-under 137 at the midpoint, four behind joint-leaders Raphael Jacquelin and Henrik Stenson. In stark contrast to day one when he split just 5 of Gut Larchenhof's 14 fairways, Larrazabal missed just one today while he hit 16 greens in regulation. He was 6-for-6 in scrambling on Thursday but failed to get up and down on both occasions today.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 09:39:00 AM

Pablo Larrazábal is 4-for-7 at the BMW PGA Championship and returns to Wentworth in England this week for another crack.

Despite that mixed bag of results, the Spaniard has rewarded gamers in recent years with T7 at the 2014 edition and T12 in 2013. He looked set to be a leaderboard presence again last year after opening with a 69 but missed the cut after following it with a 78, his joint-highest round at the par 72. The four-time European Tour winner slots in at 60th on this season's Race to Dubai, with T6 at the Maybank Championship Malaysia his only top 20 from 10 starts. He's made the cut in eight of those but has struggled to string four good rounds together.
Tue, May 24, 2016 03:53:00 PM

Pablo Larrazábal swallowed a triple bogey but battled to an even-par 33-38=71 in Friday's second round at the Open de Espana and leads at 3-under 139.

He leads by two from Andrew Johnston, the only other player under par after 36 holes, while it's a further shot back to defending champion James Morrison, day-one leader Alexander Levy and local man Alejandro Canizares. With conditions playing even harder than in round one, it was another strong day for the Spaniard although he did give shots back after hitting 7-under at one point. Those birdies at 10, 11, 17 and 1 took Larrazábal into the lead but he dropped his first shot of the day with a bogey at 2 and followed it with a triple bogey-6 at 3. He held firm after that with six closing pars to set the halfway number. Two back when he handed in his card, Larrazábal would end the day two in front on a Valderrama course playing firm and fast in the wind. "To shoot level in these conditions is a great feeling," said the 32-year-old, who is 12-for-17 in scrambling after hitting just 19 greens in reg. "If the wind blows like this a level par or more total will win this."
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Pablo Larrazábal smoothed a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in Thursday's opening round at the Open de Espana, good enough for solo sixth place.

Larrazábal was one of only 10 players to shoot in the 60s today, three of them home Spanish players. A hot short game helped him finish just two behind leader Alexander Levy as Larrazábal got up and down six times out of eight after hitting just 10 greens in regulation. This, after splitting 10 fairways. The 32-year-old circled birdies at 2, 4, 9, 14 and 17 whilst giving up bogeys at 7 and 10. He'd previously broken 70 just once in 12 rounds at Valderrama although that was a first-round 66 in the 2010 Andalucia Masters. He'll hope to cash in better on today's strong start as six years ago he followed his low opener with rounds of 77-76-78 to finish T47.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 02:49:00 PM

Pablo Larrazábal toured Doha GC in 7-under-par 32-33=65 on day one of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, good enough for a share of the first-round lead.

The Spaniard hit 17 greens in regulation in his bogey-free opener and is tied at the top with Louis Oosthuizen. It's a further shot back to Nicolas Colsaerts, Björn Åkesson and Andrew Johnston. His birdie set included two to start and a run of four in five holes around the turn. Larrazábal has shown a liking for desert golf before, beating a stellar field to capture the 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. However, he hasn't featured in this event and today's 65, a career low at Doha GC, was only his third round in the 60s in eight appearances. Larrazábal opened his season with T26 in Abu Dhabi last week.
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 04:42:00 AM

Pablo Larrazábal won the 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and will attempt to challenge for the title again this week.

The Spaniard memorably took the scalps of Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson two years ago, relegating the multiple major-winning duo to T2 with a closing birdie. He missed the cut when defending the trophy last year but also has a T11 at Abu Dhabi from 2011. Overall, he's 5-for-7 there. Larrazábal is making his first start since a T22 in November's DP World Tour Championship. He finished 51st on last year's Race to Dubai, landing his fourth European Tour title with a one-shot win in the BMW International Open.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 05:18:00 AM

Pablo Larrazábal will bring the curtain down on his season with another start in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The Spaniard has made it to the final event in each of the last four years, with best results of T10 on debut in 2011 and T16 last year. He also has some other strong recent form in the United Arab Emirates having won the 2014 Abu Dhabi Championship and posted a top 20 in this season's Dubai Desert Classic. Expectations must be managed this week though as Larrazábal's form has tailed off completely since he won June's BMW International Open in Germany. His best finish since then is T50 and he hasn't been able to change gear during the Final Series having managed just T60 in both the Turkish Airlines Open and last week's BMW Masters.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 03:40:00 AM

Pablo Larrazábal will head east to play in the Turkish Airlines Open for the third straight year.

The Spaniard shot a 4-under 68 on his first lap of the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in 2013 but hasn't broken 70 since. On a course where you need to go low, that's translated into finishes of T53 and T52. Over 50% of Larrazábal's earnings this season have come via a victory in June's BMW International Open but since then he hasn't bettered T50 in eight starts. At 42nd in the Race To Dubai, he looks on track to make the final 60 who contest the concluding DP World Tour Championship but he won't want his season to end with a whimper.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 06:12:00 AM

Pablo Larrazabal has won two of his four European titles in Germany and heads there again this week for the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

Those victories both came at the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried, the second less than three months ago after he edged out Henrik Stenson by a shot. This will be his first look at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach but as it's also based in southern Germany, the Spaniard will hope he can enjoy similar success. The Spaniard hasn't been seen since missing the cut in the PGA Championship so what's he been up to? He revealed on Twitter earlier today, "After 5 weeks off, lower back injury and a marriage... I am back on @EuropeanTour this week at the #EuropeanOpen ... Germany here we go."
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:02:00 PM