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With this win: Guido Migliozzi - KLM Open

With this win: Guido Migliozzi - KLM Open

Guido Migliozzi became the third player from Italy to win the KLM Open as he claimed a fourth DP World Tour title in a dramatic play-off in the Netherlands.

Below, we find out what else he has accomplished with this win on the European Swing at The International.

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Guido Migliozzi is the second Italian winner on the Race to Dubai this season after Matteo Manassero

Key Facts: Guido Migliozzi's victory at the KLM Open

  1. This is Migliozzi's fourth DP World Tour win in his 136th appearance and first since the Cazoo Open de France in 2022 - one year and 272 days ago.
  2. He is the first player from Italy to win the KLM Open since it became a founding event on the DP World Tour schedule in 1972.
  3. He is the third Italian to win the Netherlands' national Open following Ugo Grappasonni (1954) and Alfonso Angelini (1955).
  4. Victory earns him a place in the field for The 152nd Open at Royal Troon
  5. He rises to eighth on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex on 1,129.89 points, up from 30th.
  6. He climbs to third on the European Swing Rankings on 590.06 points, up from 20th.
  7. He rises to 122nd on the Official World Golf Rankings, from 198th.
  8. It is the second win for a player from Italy on the 2024 Race to Dubai, following on from Matteo Manassero at the Jonsson Workwear Open in March. This is the first time since 2019 that Italy has had two wins in the same season.
  9. This is the 33rd win by a player from Italy on the DP World Tour.

'I never thought I was done' - Migliozzi on back-nine battle at The International

Migliozzi entered the final day one shot off the lead at The International but found himself three clear in a tie for top spot at one point.

He bogeyed the ninth and did well to drop just a single shot at the next, making birdie on his second ball after losing one off the tee, before he put a tee-shot to seven feet at the 11th to lead alone but dropped shots at the 12th and 14th left him two off the lead.

He produced with the pressure on, however, putting an approach to five feet at the 16th and two-putting the last for birdie to earn his place in a play-off alongside Joe Dean and Marcus Kinhult.

The trio all made two-putt birdies on the first trip back up the par-five last and while Dean and Kinhult both made par at the second attempt despite the Englishman hitting a poor tee-shot and the Swede finding the water with his second, Migliozzi found the green in two and left himself two feet for a sixth four of the week on the closing hole and a dramatic win.

"I never thought I was done," said Migliozzi.

"I've always been in position and tried to make birdies and come back and here it is now. It's an incredible feeling, it's been an incredible battle, well done to everybody.

"It's super, super nice to be here now."

Watch the video below to hear Migliozzi's immediate post-round thoughts...

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