LUITEN Joost

Joost LUITEN

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Biography

ResidenceBleiswijk, The Netherlands
Date of Birth:07/01/1986
Place of BirthBleiswijk, The Netherlands
Height & Weight5ft 11in 11st 0lbs (178cm 70kg)
InterestsComputers
Web Sitewww.joostluiten.com
Turned Pro2006 (plus 5)
Qualifying School2006, 09

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Biography

Fired a brilliant course-record equalling 63 to make history and win his second KLM Open at The Dutch in 2016, with three birdies in his final five holes to go 19 under and seal a three-shot victory. The triumph makes him the first Dutch player to win his national Open twice since it joined the European Tour in 1972 - following his win in 2013 - and makes him a five-time winner on Tour. He captured European Tour title number four at the ISPS Handa Wales Open. Had hopes of making the European Ryder Cup team that year but ultimately came up just short, having spent many months in the automatic qualifying places. Thrilled the home crowds by winning the KLM Open in 2013, beating Miguel Angel Jiménez in a play-off to become the first home winner of the Dutch Open in ten years. Was his second title of the season, following victory in the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity, where he held off a charging Thomas Bjørn on the final day to double his tally, 19 months after making his breakthrough in the 2011 Iskandar Johor Open. After that maiden triumph he travelled straight to China – where his parents were waiting to celebrate the victory with him – to represent the Netherlands alongside Robert-Jan Derksen in the Mission Hills World Cup. A wrist injury sustained at the 2008 BMW Asian Open kept him out of action until late 2009, but once restored to full fitness, the Dutchman displayed the talent which had earned him rave reviews during his rookie professional season which included two victories on the Challenge Tour in his first six events in 2007. Started golf as a nine year old when his uncle took him to a driving range in Rotterdam.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
European Tour Wins5
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR62
Race To Dubai11
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 375,780 (2014)

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Professional World Cup 2011 Seve Trophy 2013 (winners) EURASIA CUP 2014 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2006 (winners) Bonallack Trophy 2006 (winners) Palmer Cup 2006 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 2003-06

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