Dutchman Joost Luiten acquired his sixth European Tour title on Sunday when he edged out England’s Chris Wood by two shots at the inaugural Oman Open.
In perfect scoring circumstances in the Gulf, Luiten and Wood went head-to-head on the back nine but it was the 32-year-old Dutchman who prevailed with a final round of 68 for a tournament total of 16 under.
After winning his first event since claiming the Dutch Open for a second time in 2016, Luiten told europeantour.com that, “This is why you play golf, to hold trophies.”
He added, “It’s been a great week. It’s always tough to win out here, all these guys are so good and they keep putting pressure on you.”
Additinally he mentioned, “I need to win another couple to get into the Ryder Cup team but it’s a great start to the year for me.”
Julien Guerrier of France secured third place at 13 under after a 71, two shots clear of Spain’s Jorge Campillo, Frenchman Alexander Levy and America’s Seung-su Han.
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