Dyson set for title defence
Article posted: 04 September 2012
Those last six holes at Hilversumsche really suit my eye, so hopefully I can have another strong finish this year
Simon Dyson will attempt to claim his fourth KLM Open when he defends his title at Hilversumsche Golf Club in the Netherlands this week.
Dyson triumphed at the €1.8million event, which celebrates its centenary this year, when it was played at Kennemer Golf and Country Club in 2006 and 2009, before completing a hat-trick of titles 12 months ago, finishing one shot clear on 12 under par.
Having finished tied 27th on five under at the Omega European Masters last week, the six-time European Tour winner is confident ahead of his title defence.
"I’m really looking forward to it," said Dyson, who plays alongside ISM stablemates Darren Clarke and Joost Luiten for the first two rounds. "I love it there, have won the event three times, and always really enjoying going back.
"Last year, funnily enough, I didn’t feel like I played that well all week, whereas with my previous wins I felt like I played really well all week.
"I just couldn’t believe it afterwards. I fancied my chances of getting myself into a play-off or at least finishing second, but when David [Lynn] missed his eagle putt on the last, the trophy was being put in my hands. It was all a bit surreal, really."
Dyson aims to recreate that same positive energy this week.
"I’m looking forward to going back," he said. "Whenever you have played well somewhere, you always get a good vibe when you go back, and that is certainly the case with Holland for me.
"Those last six holes at Hilversumsche really suit my eye, so hopefully I can have another strong finish this year."
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