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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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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. Nov 17 - 3:40 AM

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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.
Oct 28 - 6:12 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."
Sep 21 - 5:02 PM

Pablo Larrazábal will have Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Colombia's Camilo Villegas for company in the first two rounds of the 97th PGA Championships at Whistling Straits.

The Spaniard and his two playing partners head out from the 10th tee at 12:50pm on Thursday afternoon. Larrazábal won his fourth European Tour title when taking victory in the BMW International Open in Germany at the end of June but will now be keen to improve a poor record at this level. In 12 starts in the majors he's made just three cuts -- the last in the 2012 Open -- and hasn't finished better than T30. At the PGA he's just 1-for-5. Since his victory in the BMW, the 32-year-old has struggled, finishing T62 in the Scottish Open, missing the cut at St. Andrews and posting T50 in last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Aug 11 - 5:45 AM

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

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 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