Pablo Larrazabal’s magnificent seven: A look at the Spaniard’s wins on the DP World Tour

The 38-year-old took his tally of victories to seven after capturing the ISPS Handa Championship in Spain on Sunday.

Only two players have multiple wins on the PGA Tour/DP World Tour in 2022.

The first is World No.1 Scottie Scheffler. The second is World No.109 Pablo Larrazabal.

The Spaniard produced a blistering final-round 62 to take victory at the ISPS Handa Championship in Spain on Sunday, edging out compatriot Adrian Otaegui by a single shot.

The victory moved him alongside Jon Rahm, Alvaro Quiros and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano on the list of Spaniards with most DP World Tour wins.

Here, Planet Sport looks back on those seven victories.

2008 Open de France - 15-under (65-70-67-67)

Larrazabal's first win came 14 years ago at 2018 Ryder Cup venue, Le Golf National.

An opening 65 put him into the lead and he stayed there, going wire-to-wire to claim a hugely impressive four-shot win over Colin Montgomerie.

That performance helped him win the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award.

2011 BMW International Open - 16-under (68-67-69-68)

The Spaniard had to wait another three years for his next victory and this time it came in a playoff as he edged out countryman Sergio Garcia at the BMW International Open in Germany.

Larrazabal missed a putt at the 72nd hole to win and then finally overcame Garcia on the fifth extra hole.

The victory at Munchen Nord-Eichenried helped him finish 17th on the Race to Dubai.

2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - 14-under (69-70-68-67)

The biggest win of Larrazabal's career came in Abu Dhabi in 2014 when he held off Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson to score a one-shot victory.

Ranked 103rd in the world at the time, Larrazbal benefitted from a Mickelson triple bogey at 13 and then held his nerve to make a winning birdie on the final hole.

Later that season, Larrazabal made headlines for very different reasons when jumping into a lake to escape a swarm of hornets during round two of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

2015 BMW International Open - 17-under (70-66-69-66)

Four years on from his first win at Munchen Nord-Eichenried, Larrazabal gained his second win there after coming from five back on the final day.

This time he edged out another Ryder Cup star when shooting a closing 66 to beat Henrik Stenson by a shot. It meant three of his four wins had come in the month of June.

He'd shown little form in the build-up and didn't manage anything better than 50th in his next 10 starts.

2019 Alfred Dunhill Championship - 8-under (66-69-70-75)

Larrazabal had slipped to 254th in the world (from a high of 53rd after winning in Abu Dhabi) when he pitched up in South Africa for the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

But he built a three-shot lead at halfway and still had that same advantage with 18 holes to play.

It looked to be going horribly wrong in round four when he went out in 41 but a battling performance on the back nine was enough to see him edge out Sweden's Joel Sjoholm by a shot and secure the title with a 75.

2022 MyGolfLife Open - 22-under (63-65-71-67)

South Africa has proven to be a happy hunting ground for Larrazabal and he gained his second win there at the start of 2022.

By contrast to his Alfred Dunhill Championship victory, this one was achieved with a winning score of 22-under.

Two behind after 54 holes, a 67 got him into a playoff and there he held off fellow Spaniard Adri Arnaus and England's Jordan Smith to take glory at the second extra hole.

ISPS Handa Championship in Spain - 15-under (67-68-68-62)

After big gaps between his previous wins, Larrazabal made it two wins in four starts as he followed his MyGolfLife Open victory with another just a month later.

This one looked unlikely at the start of round four but he produced a sensational closing 62 to edge out compatriot Adrian Otaegui.

It had been a lengthy wait but at last Larrazabal had a win on home Spanish soil.

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