ZANDVOORT, Netherlands – Dutchman Joost Luiten ended a decade-long home victory drought in capturing the KLM Open in a play-off at Zandvoort on Sunday.
Luiten, 27 also captured a third Tour victory and his second this season after both he and Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez ended regulation play tied on 12-under par in the bright but windy conditions.
Luiten then two-putted for par the first extra hole to deny Jimenez a second KLM Open title, 19 years after his first, and also stopping the 49-year old Malaga golfer from extending his oldest-ever winner Tour record.
It is the first time in the 41-year history of the European Tour a Dutch-born player has won two events in a single season and also he is only the second Dutch-born golfer to win the KLM Open. – Sapa-AFP