Name:Willibrordus Adrianus Maria "Joost" Luiten
Born:Jan 7, 1986 in Bleiswijk, South Holland, Netherlands.
Original/Home Club:Golf Centrum Rotterdam
Played as the inaugural NBO Oman Open (Feb 15-18; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Chris Wood (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Joost Luiten (Neth). [Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman].
Played as the KLM Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) finished 3 shots behind Luiten (Nld), who shot a course-record equalling final round 8-under-par 63, to win his national open title for the second time. [The Dutch, nr Gorinchem, Netherlands].
Played as the ISPS Handa Wales Open (Sept 18-21; next played in 2020). Second-placed Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) and Shane Lowry (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Joost Luiten (Nld), who won his fourth European Tour title. [Twenty Ten course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales].
Played as the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity (June 6-9; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) finished 2 shots behind Luiten (Neth), who claimed his second European Tour title. [Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria].
Played as the KLM Open (Sept 12-15). Luiten (Neth) beat Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) with a par at the first playoff hole, to become the first home-winner of the Dutch Open for 10 years. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Played as the Iskandar Johor Open (Nov 17-19; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Daniel Chopra (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Luiten (Neth), who claimed his first European Tour win. Reduced to 54-holes due to bad weather. [Horizon Hills G&CC, Johor Bahru, Malaysia].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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