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Sunday, 20 November 2011
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Read what Joost Luiten’s stunning victory at the Iskandar Johor Open means to the flying Dutchman's career.

- His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 80th European Tour event.

- Moves to €953,288 in The Race to Dubai. This represents his highest single-season total of his career, beating the €905,441 he amassed in 2010.

- This victory beats his previous best European Tour performances of second in the 2007 KLM Open and tied second in the 2010 Portugal Masters.

- This victory beats his previous best 2011 performances of third in the Austrian GolfOpen presented by Lyoness and tied third in the BMW International Open.

- Becomes the tenth first-time winner of the 2011 season. The first-time winners are: Nick Watney (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Nicolas Colsaerts (Volvo China Open), Thomas Aiken (Open de España), Robert Rock (BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi), Matthew Zions (SAINT OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC), Keegan Bradley (US PGA Championship), Oliver Fisher (Czech Open), Lee Slattery (Bankia Madrid Masters), Tom Lewis (Portugal Masters) and Joost Luiten (Iskandar Johor Open).

- This victory continues his fine two weeks in Asia. Was tied fifth in the Barclays Singapore Open and first in the Iskandar Johor Open.

- From those two events he has won €397,424.

- This victory continues his excellent run of form over the past two months. Has now finished in the top ten in five of his last event events, dating back to the KLM Open.

OTHER FACTS

- Becomes the fourth Dutch golfer to win on The European Tour following Robert-Jan Derksen, Maarten Lafeber and Rolf Muntz.

- The first Dutch player to win on The European Tour since Robert-Jan Derksen at the 2005 Madeira Islands Open.

- The fifth Dutch victory in European Tour history.

- The 397th different player to win in European Tour history.

- Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2013.

- Gains his largest European Tour prize of €242,580.

- Gains his fourth win as a professional.

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