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Golf: Rusty Luiten is no match for McGinley; EUROPEAN TOUR KLM OPEN SKY SPORTS 1 10am.

Byline: By Steve Palmer

DUTCH boy Joost Luiten has not played a round of competitive golf since the Asian Open at the end of April and the bookmakers are expecting too much from him in the first round of the KLM Open this afternoon.

Luiten is a bright prospect but he has suffered all sorts of injury problems this summer and is bound to be full of rust when he takes to Kennemer Country Club alongside Paul McGinley and Soren Hansen today.

McGinley, who was eighth in the SAS Masters in Sweden on Sunday, maintaining the form he showed when a respectable 27th in the Bridgestone Invitational, looks enormous at 7-4 to be the star-turn of the trio.

The Dubliner, a short-hitting but accurate sort, loves playing fiddly courses like Kennemer and he was 22nd on his only start there in 2006.

Since finishing fifth in the European Open at the start of July, Hansen has gone to pieces (the battle for Ryder Cup places may be getting to him), and he missed the cut on his one Kennemer start.


P McGinley 4pts 7-4 Lads, Hills
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 21, 2008
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