One of last year’s most memorable images was that of Pablo Larrazabal jumping into a lake to flee a swarm of stinging hornets. This week, he’s back in Malaysia to face more than just the field.
Larrazabal hasn’t said much about the incident this week in the lead up to the Maybank Malaysian Open, but he did open up a couple weeks ago before kicking his season off in the desert. Larrazabal noted that while he isn’t scared, he is dreading the return.
“If I didn’t have a hat, I would be dead,” he told Golf, By Tour Miss last month. “If I would be allergic, I would be dead. You know, it was unlucky, but I was very, very lucky to be here.”
After the incident, Larrazabal became a bit of a viral sensation, with video of the attack and his leap into the water hazard spreading like wild fire around the internet. Larrazabal took it in stride but admits he’s not too happy with his claim to fame.
“It’s sad to go around the world and the people to you, ‘Oh, that’s the hornets guy.”‘
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