17 Things You Didn’t Know About Pablo Larrazabal

Get to know the charismatic Spaniard and multiple DP World Tour winner a little better

Pablo Larrazabal
Pablo Larrazabal en route to winning the KLM Open, his ninth DP World Tour title
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17 Things You Didn’t Know About Pablo Larrazabal

1. Larrazabal was born in Barcelona on May 15, 1983, and he started showing an interest in golf at the age of five

2. His mother, who was once a scratch golfer, started coaching him when he was young

3. He caddied for his brother in 2002, when Alejandro won the Amateur Championship. Alejandro has also carried Pablo's bag on occasions 

4. He attended high school in America for his final year 

5. He worked on the family fish farm in Santander for two years before becoming a professional golfer in 2004 at the age of 21. The idea was for a young Pablo to appreciate the value of money

6. He earned the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award for 2008

7. When not golfing, he likes to deejay, and can often be seen mixing dance music on Instagram

8. In 2023, he won twice in three starts, claiming victory at the Korea Championship and then the KLM Open a month later

9. He moved into the world’s top 50 for the first time on the back of those two victories

10. He played in the inaugural LIV event at Centurion in 2002, where his tie for 13th saw him pick up $315,000

11. He has a decent game when playing left-handed – something he has also shared on Instagram

12. His father, Gustavo, played golf professionally and represented his native Venezuela in international events

13. His first DP World Tour win came at the Open de France in 2008

14. He is a two-time winner of the BMW International Open (2011 and '15), and has nine DP World Tour titles in total to his name 

15. He’s a passionate Barcelona fan, and is good friends with club legend, Andres Iniesta

16. He’s also good friends with Rafa Cabrera Bello, who he played with on the Spanish national team when they were younger

17. He finished sixth at Qualifying School in 2007 to earn his card for the following season

Michael Weston
Contributing editor

Michael has been with Golf Monthly since 2008. As a multimedia journalist, he has also worked for The Football Association, where he created content to support the men's European Championships, The FA Cup, London 2012, and FA Women's Super League. As content editor at Foremost Golf, Michael worked closely with golf's biggest equipment manufacturers, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of this side of the industry. He's now a regular contributor, covering instruction, equipment and feature content. Michael has interviewed many of the game's biggest stars, including six world number ones, and has attended and reported on many Major Championships and Ryder Cups. He's a member of Formby Golf Club.