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Pablo Larrazabal Storms to Ninth European Tour Title

Pablo Larrazabal Storms to Ninth European Tour Title

Pablo Larrazabal earned back-to-back European Tour titles after securing a two stroke victory at the KLM Open at Bernardus Golf Club, Netherlands.

The 40-year-old Spaniard, who is ranked 8th on the European Tour rankings, birdied three of his last four holes to clinch his ninth career European Tour title.

He began the final round with a one stroke lead over fellow countryman Adrian Otaegui and Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard but began the round in disasterous fashion after making a double-bogey 6 at No. 2. However, he bounced back immediately after with back-to-back birdies and ended with in 32 for a three-under 69 ending the competition on 13 under.

This triumph comes just weeks after he came out on top at the Korea Championship in April.

 “It was a battle with myself,” he said. “I didn’t play well. I managed myself out there, holed a few great putts on the front nine and did my best to keep myself in position.

“To win golf tournaments, you have to make birdies at the end. It doesn’t matter how fast you run at the beginning, you have to run faster at the end to win the race.

“I’m so proud of myself and so proud of my team. We struggled big time through Covid but here we are – four wins in the last 15 months. It means too much to me.”

Otaegui ended the tournament shooting a 70 to finish in second whilst Hojgaard finished tied third alongside South African Deon Germishuys on 10 under.

The next event on the DP World Tour is the European Open which takes place between June 1-4 at the Green Eagle Golf Course in Germany.