Joost Luiten started the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi solid on Thursday. The golfer is tenth after eleven holes with a score of -3 in his first tournament of the year.
A fog-shrouded golf course prevented half of the participants from completing their round in the morning. Luiten also belonged to that group.
The 35-year-old Dutchman came in the eleven holes he could cover to a birdie, an eagle and nine pars. Rory McIlroy came to all eighteen holes, scored no less than eight birdies and is at the top after the first day with a score of -8.
Luiten started the season this month with experienced Englishman Jason Hempleman as the new caddy. He also found a new coach in Rob Sleeves, with whom he previously worked.
The Netherlands’ best golfer has set himself the goal of winning a tournament in 2021 and eventually wants to return to the global top fifty. He is currently ranked 167th in the world ranking.
Source: NU by www.nu.nl.
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