Dyson Captures Third Dutch Open Title

Simon Dyson, winner KLM Open 2009

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Simon Dyson of England captured his third Dutch Open title in six years after firing a 4 under par 66 in the final round and prevailing over his fellow countryman David Lynn by one stroke.

In doing that, Dyson, 33 joined such great golfers as Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros who also won the Dutch Open three times. The champion had that it meant a lot to him to have his name on the same list with these golf’s once-leading figures.

Rory McIlroy, the US Open winner, won third position with a 68 while world No. 2 Lee Westwood carved out a 66 to climb from 18th place to fifth.

Dyson put in a brilliant performance to edge out Rory McIlroy as the 22-year-old youngster shot three birdies at the outset but did not do so well after that and settled for a 10-under even after two final birdies.

However, the Northern Irishman was fine with his performance even though he has still to seize a victory on the European Tour. It was the first tournament for the golfer since receiving a wrist injury at the PGA event in August. And though McIlroy would like to win this championship, he took comfort in moving to third position and replacing German Martin Kamyer as No. 3 in the world standings. The prize check of €112,680 also did not hurt.

In the meantime, winner Dyson took €300,000 after carding 12 under 268.