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Pablo Larrazábal |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/15/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165
College: Spain

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Despite a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in round two, Pablo Larrazábal missed the cut at the 144th Open Championship by a single shot.
The Spaniard came to settle at 1-over 145, his impressive second lap of St. Andrews not quite good enough to undo the damage done by an opening 76. Nevertheless, it gives him a little momentum heading into his next event which he informed his Twitter followers would be the WGC–Bridgestone Invitational at Akron starting August 6. Last month's BMW International Open winner is now 3-for-6 in Open Championships with a best of T30. His 69 at St. Andrews was just the second time he's broken 70 in the event. Jul 18 - 4:05 PM

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With a closing bogey-free 31-35=66, Pablo Larrazábal came from five strokes back to score a one-shot victory at the BMW International Open in Germany.

A total of 17-under 271 edged the Spaniard ahead of the fast-finishing Henrik Stenson and gave him a second win at Golfclub München Eichenried. Larrazábal, who first won this event in 2011, took the outright lead for good with a 15-foot birdie putt at 16. That removed the stress of having to make birdie at the par-5 18th and the 32-year-old laid up after finding sand off the tee, wedged to 20 feet and two-putted to land his fourth European Tour win. Chris Paisley could still have matched with an eagle at the last but the young Englishman leaked his drive right and could only make par although that was enough for a career-best solo third. Overnight leader James Morrison had a day to forget, shooting a 77 to end T11. Larrazábal, who was 12-for-13 in scrambling over the weekend, came into the event without a top 40 in his previous five tournaments. He's now exempt into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the fourth time.
Jun 28 - 10:38 AM

Pablo Larrazábal smoothed a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in round two of the BMW International to reach 8-under 136 at the midpoint, good enough for a share of fourth spot.

The Spaniard took victory at Golfclub München Eichenried in 2011 and was also T3 in 2010 so is a big fan of this venue. Today's 66 matched his lowest ever lap on the tree-lined par 72 and lifted him to within four shots of leader Rafa Cabrera-Bello. A hot putter was the key for Larrazábal on Friday as he needed just 24 swishes of the shortstick. He's split 21 (of 28) fairways so far but hit two less greens today than the 14 he managed in his first-round 70.
Jun 26 - 8:55 AM

Pablo Larrazábal handed in a 3-under-par 34-35=69 to slot inside the top 10 on the first-round leaderboard at the BMW PGA Championship.

The Spaniard has improved his finishing position each year at Wentworth since 2011 and is on track to surpass last year's T7 after a strong opening round. He made birdies at 4, 10, 15 and 17 and, thanks to 4-for-5 scrambling, his only bogey of the round came at the par-3 14th. Larrazábal hit 8 (of 14) fairways and took 29 putts and, for now, is just two shots behind leader Robert Karlsson.
May 21 - 9:16 AM

Pablo Larrazábal had to settle for a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the first round of the Open de España.

This is the Spaniard's home course and he was third when it last staged the event in 2011. Big things were expected when he headed out early but Larrazábal could only manage pars at each of his opening nine holes. He did make a brief charge by circling birdies at 1, 2 and 5 but his momentum was halted again with a bogey-6 at the 7th and a walk-off bogey at 9. The main culprit was his driver as he split just 5 (of 14) fairways. Scrambling stats of 5-for-6 halted an even more disappointing day and he currently sits six off the pace.
May 14 - 9:25 AM

Pablo Larrazábal will be in familiar surroundings when the Open de España heads to Real Club de Golf El Prat near Barcelona this week.

This is the Spaniard's home course and he turned that extra local knowledge into a tangible result by taking third place when it last staged the tournament four years ago. "I have my fiancée coming this week, a few friends are going to be here over the weekend as well and a lot of the members will be out there cheering me on. It’s great and I really appreciate it," he told europeantour.com in the build-up. Larrazábal, who will also be offering players and staff discounted food at his local restaurant this week, missed the cut at the Volvo China Open on his last outing but two starts before was T3 in the Trophee Hassan II. This will be his eighth appearance in the Open de España. His best was a T2 at Real Club de Golf de Sevilla the year after his third place at El Prat in 2011.
May 13 - 7:49 AM

After a back-nine collapse cost him victory last week, Pablo Larrazábal will look to get in the hunt again at the Volvo China Open.

The Spaniard looked to be in prime position to win the Shenzhen International after reaching 12-under -- the eventual playoff number -- at the turn following a run of birdies but he came home in 41 to drop all the way down to T22. On the plus side, it built on previous form of 3-20-20 so the three-time European Tour winner is one of the favourites for victory this week. Currently 34th on the Race to Dubai, his appeal grows further due to a record in China which shows seven top 25 finishes, three of them top 10s, in his last 12 visits.
Apr 21 - 4:19 AM

Pablo Larrazábal birdied his final two holes in a 3-under-par 34-35=69 to move to within two of the lead at the Trophée Hassan II.

By posting 5-under 139 at the midpoint, the Spaniard is just a shot behind the clubhouse lead of Spanish compatriot Rafael Cabrera-Bello and two adrift of day one pacesetter Adrien Saddier, who goes out in the afternoon wave. This is a continuation of Larrazábal's fine form at Golf du Palais Royal. He was fourth two years ago and also cracked the top 10 in 2012. Today's lap started with three birdies in his opening four holes before he stalled with bogeys at 17 and 4. But a 2-3 finish has the three-time European Tour winner handily placed for a weekend challenge.
Mar 27 - 8:56 AM

Pablo Larrazábal will look to add to his impressive record at Golf du Palais Royal when he lines up in this week's Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.

The Spaniard was ninth on his second start at this venue in 2012 and took solo fourth the following year after going into the final day in T2. His latest form -- a pair of T20s in Dubai and Malaysia -- is encouraging too. The concern for gamers is that the last of those was six weeks ago although he hasn't had his feet up during that time. Via Twitter, Larrazábal reports that he's been working hard with his team to prepare for this return.
Mar 24 - 8:22 AM

Pablo Larrazábal returns to the Maybank Malaysian Open despite carrying the mental scars of being attacked by hornets on his last visit in 2014.

The Spaniard was forced to jump into a lake to flee the onslaught and was reportedly stung 20 times. "They were three times the size of bees. They were huge," he recalled after his ordeal during round two. All credit then that he shook off the scare by carding a 68 on that Friday before adding rounds of 70 and 67 to finish T8. He'd also been T6 the previous year so still has plenty of good memories of the place aside from those pesky hornets! Larrazábal improved his finish each week on the recent Gulf Swing, progressing from a missed cut in Abu Dhabi to a T33 in Qatar and a T20 in Abu Dhabi last week.
Feb 2 - 4:58 PM

Defending champion Pablo Larrazábal went bogey-free on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship but still finished outside the top 50.

The 2014 winner could never build up any momentum on his return to Abu Dhabi Golf Club and handed in a card showing 17 pars and just a single birdie. It meant a first-round 1-under-par 36-35=71. In truth, he did well to keep his score intact. The Spaniard hit only 11 greens in regulation but didn't let the misses damage him by going 7-for-7 in scrambling. On a day of low scoring, Larrazábal's 71 was only good enough for T59.
Jan 15 - 9:51 AM

Pablo Larrazábal returns to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship to defend a title he took in dramatic fashion 12 months ago.

Larrazábal claimed a narrow one-shot victory over a stellar field in 2014, celebrating with a Seve-like swipe of the arm after holing a five-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole to edge out Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. It was his third European Tour win from 188 starts and first since 2011. Larrazábal isn't known for his consistency and six previous visits to Abu Dhabi had yielded just a single top 30 -- an 11th place in 2011.
Jan 13 - 6:18 AM

Pablo Larrazábal completed the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in 4-under-par 75-72-69-68=284 and owns the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

The Spaniard has experienced an up-and-down season, one that includes a win in January to open 2014 and another five top 10s. So, it's really not a surprise that he was inconsistent through the week in Shanghai. Today's trot around Sheshan International provided a rare statistical slant, too. He split nine (of 14) fairways, but hit only eight greens in regulation. Yet, Larrazábal circled eight birdies. Play-by-play of each hole is not available this week, so it's unknown if he went 8-for-8 in his opportunities to break par or if he sprinkled at least one hole-out from off the putting surface into his highlight reel. He birdied all four par 5s, so conventional wisdom suggests that at least half were conventional.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 01:21:00 AM

Pablo Larrazábal returns to Sheshan International Golf Club for his second World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Larrazábal tied for 20th in this event back in 2011. His recent form offers further reason for optimism. While his T71 at last week's BMW Masters isn't ideal, his T5 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship in the start before that is relatively tasty. His most recent win came at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January, so perhaps signage around the property featuring "HSBC" will spark something good in his subconscious.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Pablo Larrazábal blew up for an 8-over-par 40-39=79 in his opening round of the PGA Championship.

The Spaniard split only four (of 14) fairways and hit just five greens in regulation at Valhalla today. He failed to find a par breaker, instead squaring four bogeys and two doubles. Afterwards, he alerted his followers on Twitter that he may not continue, writing, "Unfortunatly [sic] i got injer [sic] on the 9th in the hand and i hit my leg very hard on the 12th and it is very painfull [sic]. Looks like my week is over." It's a disappointing turn of events for his owners, but it's also proof that it's better for a golfer to get chased by hornets (as he was in Malaysia in April) than it is to suffer a physical injury.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 02:25:00 PM