Pablo Larrazabal playing well enough to thrill home galleries
Spaniards desperate to impress in Madrid
Live on Sky Sports Golf from 11am Thursday
Play starts 7.10am
Pablo Larrazabal is a fiery character who has often been difficult to back with confidence, but the Spaniard has arrived at his national Open in terrific form and could win his first-round threeball at a juicy price.
Larrazabal, bursting with desire going into this tournament, enjoyed a fantastic February, finishing third in the Maybank Championship and fourth in the Qatar Masters. His only appearance since yielded fourth place in the Indian Open.
The 34-year-old, a four-time European Tour champion, will expect to contend for the title and can outscore playing partners Paul Dunne and Eddie Pepperell on the opening day.
P Larrazabal to win threeball
1pt 17-10 bet365, Betfred
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