• Larrazabal ready for better Cyprus showing

    Pablo Larrazabal
    Pablo Larrazabal

    Pablo Larrazabal is eager to correct the wrongs of last week when the European Tour again heads to Aphrodite Hills for the Cyprus Showdown.

    The beautiful venue will host back-to-back events after staging the Cyprus Open last week and, once again, be the centre of the Tour’s attention over the next four days.

    Larrazabal, in particular, is ready to deliver a better performance than a week ago, following a rare missed cut – his first in five events.

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    The 2019 Alfred Dunhill Championship winner is firmly confident that his next four rounds will prove to be much better, especially because it’s the same course.

    ‘It’s a lovely resort,’ said the Spaniard.

    ‘It’s one of the best golfing resorts we’ve been to. The golf course is magnificent, the hotel is a beautiful place. I got lucky with my room, so I’m really enjoying it.

    ‘I didn’t play good the first week, but I feel like I had my first holiday of 2020 for the last four days. Now I’m ready to go again.’

    Larrazabal believes the new format will benefit most players competing at the event while emphasising the importance of bringing his best game.

    ‘You have to put yourself in a higher gear. Normally if you play in fourth gear, you have to go play decent the first two rounds and then move to sixth or seventh over the weekend.

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    ‘It’s great to have back-to-back tournaments on the same golf course and have something different. I like the format. It’s great to play different formats,’ he added.

    Last week, Cyprus became the 50th country to host an event on the European Tour and the spectacular Aphrodite Resort have certainly impressed the players in action.



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