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Dyson claims title; McIlroy comes up short

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As Great Britain and Ireland are about to win the Walker Cup over their American counterparts at Royal Aberdeen, the subjects of the crown can already celebrate with Simon Dyson‘s win at the KLM Open.

The Englishman took his second title of 2011 by a stroke over fellow countryman David Lynn in the Netherlands. Rory McIlroy closed with a 3-under 67 and finished two strokes back of Dyson. It also increases the tally of English wins on the European Tour this season to 11.

It all began with Paul Casey taking the Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain at the end of January, with Luke Donald contributing three titles on his own, Dyson’s pair and wins from David Horsey, Ian Poulter, Robert Rock, Lee Westwood and Oliver Fisher.

The next closest country is South Africa with five wins, including Charl Schwartzel‘s Masters title. The nation of Thomas Bjorn – formerly known as Denmark – has three trophies, tied with Spain, who had three unique winners.