- 10. September 2012
Hanson wins KLM Open
THE NETHERLANDS - Peter Hanson was thrilled to end a traumatic week on a high note after overhauling Pablo Larrazábal to claim victory in the KLM Open. The European Ryder Cup player came close to withdrawing from the event at Hilversumsche Golf Club after his one year old son Tim was hospitalised with a respiratory virus on Friday.
Upon receiving positive news on his child’s condition, Hanson opted to continue and the decision paid off as he secured a fifth European Tour title with a stunning eagle at the 18th. He finished on 14 under, having surpassed the four players – including Larrazábal – who had held the lead at the beginning of the final round to triumph by two strokes.
“It’s always a nice feeling [to win], but especially this week with how things have been with my son being a little bit ill,” said Hanson.
During the 4 days at the Hilversumsche Golf Club and under brilliant skies with dawn to dusk sunshine, the 45.000 visitors experienced the great quality and bars of WARSTEINER at the KLM Open for the first time this year. Enthusiastic golf connaisseurs savored the opportunity to enjoy a cold and delicious WARSTEINER. With an elegant and avantgardistic bar in the middle of the tented village as well as several well attended bars along the famous course (e.g. “Tower bar at hole 9”, “Warsteiner Buggy bar at Warsteiner Hole 14”), WARSTEINER gave the venue a modern style and an attractive, premium appeal.