The golfers of the DP World Tour 2022 close another week of competition putting behind them an interesting and tight Dutch Open (prize money 1,750 million euros). The canonical four rounds were not enough to decree the winner of the Dutch event born in 1912.
The event ended in the fourth hole of the playoff, with the victory of Victor Perez.
Dutch Open, Victor Perez
The Frenchman first caught with a fourth round from -3 Ryan Fox to -13 (275 strokes), then putted him in the playoff holes.
Great regret for the New Zealander, who before the perfidious 18th hole, the scene of numerous slips this week, had two margin shots on the transalpine. Fox, however, used 7 shots to complete the par 5 of the 18, before sportingly succumbing to the playoff.
The Pole Adrian Meronk completes the podium with a score of -12, breaking into the top ten of the DP World Tour Ranking. -11 and fourth place for the German Marcel Schneider, while in fifth position with the score of -10 we find the English Matt Wallace and the Swede Sebastian Soderberg.
Seventh with -8 the Portuguese Ricardo Gouveia and the Swedish Alexander Bjork ahead of the English Richard Mansell by one length. -6 and top ten closed by the Belgian Thomas Pieters, the German Hurly Long, the Danish Rasmus Hojgaard, and our Guido Migliozzi.
The Venetian golfer takes his leave by signing the worst result of the Dutch four days, but hitting the first entry in the top ten of the season. There remains regret for today's +3 as the blue had amply demonstrated that they could fight to the end for the top positions.
Scrolling through the ranking, it is worth mentioning the 24th position with -3 by Lorenzo Gagli, and the 37th place with -1 by Edoardo Molinari. 51st at +2 Andrea Pavan, who redeems himself by hitting an excellent -4 of the day after the disastrous +9 on Saturday.
The last of the Italians to arrive until the final act is Francesco Laporta, 56th with +3. Nino Bertasio and Renato Paratore had not passed the cut. For Perez, a twenty-nine-year-old Frenchman, his success in the Netherlands is his fifth as a professional.
Three had made it to the Challenge Tour, while the last one in the major European circuit was the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2019. Next weekend, finally, the Porsche European Championship in Hamburg will be held.