“This is the Augusta of Europe!” : Pablo Larrazabal reveals his favorite course at Callaway


Pablo Larrazabal has revealed that if he only has one tournament left to win, it will be at the Andalucia Masters in Valderrama.

Speaking to Zane Scotland and Callaway’s Seamus Sweeney on the latest episode of Callaway Range Pass, the Spaniard discussed his career touring Europe, his time with Callaway and his love for Valderrama.

This is Larrazabal’s 10th season partnering with Callaway and it has helped him become a five-time European Tour winner.

The 38-year-old has spoken of his love for Valderrama, host of the Masters of Andalusia last week, and he described the famous place as “the Augusta of Europe”.

“Valderrama is the Augusta of Europe, everything is perfect, everything is perfect. It is not a long golf course but it is a more delicate course than the others that we play on tour,” said Larrazabal.

“This is the one that if you don’t hit the ball well you have to have imagination under the trees and this is my favorite golf course. This is the one where I dream of winning. If someone tells me I only have one more win on tour, I wouldn’t choose a bigger tournament than Valderrama.

“I don’t like winning trophies for the money they give me, I like winning trophies where history is made and Valderrama is one. The winner is the one that Valderrama has won over the years, from Monty to Graeme McDowell, Sergio, Seve, Ole, Tiger Woods.

“Everyone who wins there is a world class player and there is nothing I would love to win more in Valderrama.”

Unfortunately for Larrazabal, he only managed to finish tied for 20th, where he also finished at the Acciona Open de España.

His last victory on the European Tour came at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in 2019, finishing a stroke ahead of Joel Sjoholm.

Away from golf, Larrazabal is a big fan of Barcelona football and he gave his take on the delicate situation in which the famous team find themselves.

“I am a friend of the president, I told him that I am available at all times!” Larrazabal joked.

“If I don’t play golf I can play for Barcelona! My legs are still strong enough for about 20 or 25 minutes!”


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