Joost Luyten missed out on the US PGA Tour’s starting ticket in Dubai. The Dutch golfer finished back and expressed his frustration in an awkward manner.
There was a lot at stake for Luyten at Jumeirah Golf District. The 37-year-old Blesviker needed a high seeding in the European Tour’s final tournament to qualify for the American Tour. There’s a lot of money to be made on this PGA Tour.
Luyten remained far from his top level last week and was unable to correct that in the final round on Sunday. With four bogeys and three birdies, he reached 73 strokes, 1 over par, leading to a final score of 291 strokes (+3) after four rounds, which placed the Dutchman in 48th place out of 50 participants.
Losing the lucrative Tour card frustrated Luyten, who had already won six tournaments on the European Tour. In a rage, he threw his club at a tree, where the club got stuck. Then a scene happened that wouldn’t be out of place in a comedy.
Luyten tried to throw the first club out of the tree with another club. Long story short: There’s now a tree somewhere in Dubai with three Luyten golf clubs in it.
Later Luyten could smile about it. “I was frustrated because I had just made a bogey,” he wrote on his website. “I got three clubs stuck in that tree. That pretty much sums up the week I spent here.”
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