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Joost Luiten

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 154

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Joost Luiten smashed eight birdies in an opening 6-under-par 32-34=66 at the BMW International at Golfclub München Eichenried in Germany, currently good enough for T2 on the live leaderboard and just a shot shy of clubhouse leader Thomas Detry.
Despite plenty of solid finishes, Luiten finally posted his first top 10 of the season with T7 at the Lyoness Open in Austria two weeks ago. After missing out on U.S. Open qualification he had extra incentive to do well here and rode the momentum of his closing 66 in Austria by matching that score today. His most dramatic burst of scoring came with a rush of four straight birdies from Nos. 4-7. That followed an early bogey at 2. The Dutchman picked up further shots at 9 and 11 before responding to a dropped shot at 14 with closing circles at 17 and 18 to pull within a shot of Detry's lead. Luiten has three previous top 11 finishes at this venue, including third place in 2011, and today's lap is his second lowest 18. Jun 22 - 7:48 AM

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Can Joost Luiten continue with his stunning course record at the Diamond CC when he tees it up in this week’s Lyoness Open?

The Dutchman absolutely loves the track in Atzenbrugg near Vienna. Bernd Wiesberger and Chris Wood have good records there, but Luiten’s is nothing short of sensational. In four appearances he has never ended the week worse than T6. But it goes further. He has not only led in three of the four runnings he has played, he has also never posted a round worse than 72 (par) and has been T7 or better at the end of 15 of his 16 rounds. Oh yeah, he claimed the win in 2013 as well. Last a winner in September’s KLM Open, he soon after went on a run of 12 consecutive tournaments of four rounds, but he broke that spell when missing the cut at last week’s Nordea Masters.
Jun 6 - 7:50 PM

The Netherlands took a grip of Group A in the GolfSixes at Centurion Club in England as Joost Luiten and Reinier Saxton scored a 2-1 win over India.

With two of the three matches played, the Netherlands top the group with four points after following up their opening 1-1 draw against Denmark with a victory (earns three points) over S.S.P Chawrasia and Chikkarangappa S. The Dutch duo started fast with a winning birdie at No. 1 and doubled their lead at No. 2 as the Indian pair could only bogey. Three pars secured the match was won before the final hole which India won via par. With the other three matches in the group so far all ending in draws, it means the Netherlands would knock out England if they win their final group match against the tournament hosts later this afternoon.
May 6 - 9:05 AM

Joost Luiten secured his second sub-70 round of the week at the Volvo China Open, coming on strong after the turn to post 3-under-par 37-32=69 and 7-under 137 at the midpoint.

That’s four swings behind clubhouse leader Dylan Frittelli of South Africa. Luiten had bogeyed his final hole in an opening 68 and immediately dropped a shot on his resumption today, taking five swishes at the 10th. He balanced the books with birdie at 15 but a 5-5 finish (bogey at 17) to his opening nine meant the Dutchman turned in 1-over. He needed a move to stay in touch with the leaders and found one with four birdies in his next eight holes. Luiten set the ball rolling via birdie-3 at the 1st hole before ticking 3, 6 and 8 to get back inside the top 10.
Apr 28 - 5:08 AM

Joost Luiten swallowed a walk-off bogey-6 at 18 but still enjoyed an impressive opening lap at the Volvo China Open, signing for a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to finish Thursday's play in T8.

Luiten would have hoped to sit three behind leader Alexander Levy as he walked off the 17th green after making par but needed six swishes at the closer to slip five back. Prior to that, he'd enjoyed a fine afternoon with five birdies and 12 pars. On his front nine at Topwin Golf & CC, he ticked the par 5s at 4 and 8 and coming home he added red numbers at 11, 13 and 15. Luiten also opened with a 67 in this event last year before slipping to T44 so he'll hope to do a better job over his remaining 54 holes this time.
Apr 27 - 6:13 AM

Joost Luiten will seek to find third gear during the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club, after a season of stolid progress.

Although the Dutchman’s figures in this event lack sparkle (he is 2-2) his career singles record shows eight wins against four defeats. That log book is highlighted by third place in the 2014 Volvo World Match Play, when he downed Mikko Ilonen (the eventual winner), Graeme McDowell, Alex Levy, Pablo Larrazabal and George Coetzee. Twelve months ago he again defeated Levy as well as Kevin Na, before a narrow 2 up loss to Hideki Matsuyama led to his elimination. His record this year is almost bizarre in its conformity. In four starts he has never once broken 70 in round one and always finished in the top 30 without once getting inside the top 20. A strong European Tour performer he needs to take a step up in class soon and a top ten in a WGC event, something he’s failed to achieve in 12 starts, would be a good start. To accomplish that he will first need to get past Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel and Byeong-Hun An in the first round Group 12.
Mar 21 - 6:40 AM

Joost Luiten turns his attention to Club de Golf Chapultepec ahead of this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

The Dutchman will be making his 11th start in a WGC event, so experience will not be an issue. His previous best in WGC events is a T13 which came at this event, but a different venue (2014, Trump National Doral). More recently, Luiten is swinging well, picking up six straight top 30s, internationally. Gamers looking for an under-the-radar option with upside, should give Luiten a very strong look this week.
Feb 27 - 7:01 PM

Joost Luiten will represent the Netherlands for a second time in the World Cup of Golf which takes place in Melbourne, Australia.

A winner of his home KLM Open earlier this year, Luiten will partner Darius van Driel at Kingston Heath. Van Driel will be an unfamiliar name to most. He's ranked down at 380th in the world (Luiten is 60th) and plays his golf on the Challenge Tour where he finished 34th on the Race to Oman this season. That included six top 10s, the most recent at the end of October. Luiten has happy memories of this event as on his only other start in 2011 he finished T4 alongside Robert-Jan Derksen at Mission Hills in China. That will be a hard act to follow this time given the inexperience of his partner. He ended the 2016 season with a trio of top 16 finishes and a consistent campaign gave him 15th place on the Race to Dubai.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 05:25:00 AM

Joost Luiten continues to deal only in pars and birdies at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and is T4 at the midpoint following a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in round two.

He's not been able to match leaders Francesco Molinari (12 birdies) and Sergio Garcia (10 birdies and an eagle) for par breakers so far at the Earth Course this week but he's made every one count. The Dutchman splashed red over two of his first five holes today after picking up shots at 2 and 5 but his only other circle came at the par-5 11th. Seven closing pars saw him end the day at 7-under 137 and just two off the lead. Luiten is one of just four players with two rounds in the 60s. He was one back after 36 holes when winning his home KLM Open in September.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:59:00 AM

Joost Luiten tapped in for birdie at the closing hole to complete a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-33=68 in round one of the DP World Tour Championship.

A steady start and fast finish helped the Dutchman walk off the course just one shy of leaders Julien Quesne and Nicolas Colsaerts. Through the first 10 holes his only deviation from par was a circle at No. 3. He added another birdie at 11 and then turned a decent day into a good one with par breakers at 17 and 18. His closing red number was Luiten's only birdie on the par 5s so he'll feel he left some shots out there. Nevertheless, this is still his lowest score by one in seven starts at Jumeirah Estates. His best was a day-three 65 in 2013 when he posted T4. A winner at his home KLM Open in September, Luiten arrived at the season closer ranked 16th on the Race to Dubai.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 06:53:00 AM

Wearing an orange shirt, Joost Luiten thrilled the partisan Dutch galleries in winning the KLM Open for a second time after a magnificent final round of 8-under-par 31-32=63 earned him a three-shot victory over Bernd Wiesberger on 19-under 265.

Luiten thrashed the inland links track at The Dutch GC Sunday, overhauling the pre-round lead of Scott Hend and brushing off the challenge of Wiesberger. In a stunning display he repeatedly fired bursts of birdies. There were two to start at 1 and 2, another brace at 6 and 7, three in three at 9, 10 and 11 in response to a bogey at 8, another pair at 14 and 15 to bounce back from a clumsy bogey-6 at the 13th, and then a kick-in birdie at 17 to complete the job. In a supreme performance he landed 16 greens in regulation and dropped four putts from the 25 to 40 feet range. His only weakness was a stray drive into water that caused the bogey at 13 and a failure to get up-and-down from off the green at 8. It was his first win since 2014 and fifth on the European Tour. "One of those days everything goes your way," he said afterwards. "I was in the zone all day. I think this is one my best rounds. It felt like my mental game was so strong today."
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Joost Luiten couldn't give the home crowd the thrills they craved but a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in round three of the KLM Open at The Dutch kept him on track to win the tournament for the second time in four years.

Luiten could only carve out three birdies on Saturday but he's limited his mistakes all week with 10-for-10 scrambling and his only bogey of the tournament is a three-putt 4 at the 16th today. The Dutchman's birdies came at 1, 8 and 18, his walk-off par breaker lifting him to 11-under 202. That puts him in a tie for third spot, three shots behind leader Scott Hend. Luiten has hit 44 of 54 greens in regulation so far this week (14 today) so if he can take more of his birdie chances he could add to the win he scored in this tournament at Kennemer in 2013. On that occasion he was the 54-hole leader by a shot and took the title by edging out Miguel Angel Jimenez at the first extra hole after shooting a 68 in his final round.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:10:00 PM

Local hero Joost Luiten means business at the KLM Open in the Netherlands and blitzed The Dutch for a 7-under-par 32-32=64 in Friday's second round, moving up 30 spots on the live leaderboard to T2.

At 9-under 133, Luiten is just a shot behind Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and in position to win this title for a second time in four years having previously tasted victory at Kennemer in 2013. The Dutchman hasn't had a bogey through his first 36 holes although pars were the name of the game for him early as he opened with five straight. His scorecard then became a sea of circles as he sprinkled seven red numbers, the first three at 6, 7 and 9 to turn in 32. He added another at 11, drained a bomb at 12 before holing an outrageous breaking putt at 16. One final birdie at 18 gave him the low round so far this week. The 30-year-old missed just one of the 13 fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation. He's kept the bogeys at bay with 6-for-6 scrambling (3-for-3 in both rounds).
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Joost Luiten has plenty in his favour as he pegs it up in this week's KLM Open at The Dutch in Spijk.

The Dutchman has every reason to like his chances this week. Not only can he lay claim to a win and another three top six finishes in the tournament, but he has also amassed 14 top 30 finishes this season, eight of them top ten. And there's more: the course is a new one and, as a local, he has had the opportunity to play it rather more than the rest of the field. If it doesn't suit that advantage might not amount to much, but when Luiten played the Montgomerie Course at Carton House in the Irish Open he led after 54 holes before finishing second. He has also finished T41-T8-T41 at Montgomerie's Maxx Royal course in Turkey. Monty co-designed with Ross McMurray, who is responsible for Celtic Manor's 2010 track, where Luiten was a winner in 2014.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 06:32:00 AM

Joost Luiten hasn't made the top 40 in four previous starts but has plenty of good form heading into the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland.

The Dutchman posted T63 on his debut at Royal St George's in 2011 and was T45 at Royal Lytham in 2012 but he's since missed cuts at Hoylake and St Andrews. This season he's enjoyed back-to-back second places at the Spanish Open and Shenzhen International while the latest of five further top 10s came via T9 in the Open de France earlier this month. Luiten goes out early (07:03) on Thursday alongside Argentina's Emiliano Grillo and American Charley Hoffman.
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 06:45:00 AM