Euros head to Netherlands for KLM Open


European TourZANDVOORT, Netherlands ' With the run to the Ryder Cup well underway, players like Ross Fisher and Soren Hansen head to the KLM Open this week looking for a big finish.
Fisher, the defending champion this week, and Hansen are just two players in the field this week trying to secure a spot on the European Ryder Cup team.
Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose are on the team currently, but a top finish this week would secure their position on the Ryder Cup squad.
Those four will be joined at Kennemer Golf & Country Club by Michael Campbell, Paul Lawrie, Anders Hansen and Paul McGinley among others. A few of the top European players are still in the United States as the PGA Tour starts the FedEx Cup Playoffs this week.
Fisher birdied the final hole last year to best Joost Luiten by a single stroke. He closed with a 3-under 67, while Luiten finished one back despite a closing 66.
There have been only four playoffs since 1972, but the 1989 playoff was a memorable one as Jose Maria Olazabal needed nine extra holes to beat Ronan Rafferty. That was the longest playoff in tour history.
The GOLF CHANNEL will have three hours of coverage all four days this week.
The European Tour moves back to Scotland next week for the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, where Marc Warren won last year.
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