Adrian Otaegui lands the knockout blow in Belgium

Otaegui lands inaugural Belgian Knockout presented by Thomas Pieters. 

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Mon, 21 May 2018

Adrian Otaegui lands the knockout blow in Belgium

 

Adrian Otaegui secured the second European Tour title of his career with victory at the Belgian Knockout in sun-drenched Antwerp, relying on a full bag of TaylorMade Golf equipment and adidas Golf apparel and footwear. 

Otaegui came through the 36-hole strokeplay cut before going on to win each of the unique 9-hole strokeplay matches in the new event presented by Thomas Pieters. 

With form in the book and two wins in the space of nine months following victory at the Paul Lawrie Match Play last year, Otaegui is very much looking at the possibility of a debut Ryder Cup appearance this September. 

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"I've started pretty well for the moment. I'm just looking forward to focus on the Rolex Series next, some big events coming up and I just want to focus on that and there's still a lot of season ahead," said Otaegui, who is still shy of the automatic places in the side at 20th in the World Points List and 23rd in the European Points List. 

"The season is still very long but I'm looking for Ryder Cup."

Otaegui, 25, now moves up to 14th in the Race to Dubai standings heading into this week's flagship tournament of the European Tour season at the BMW PGA Championship. 

Impressively, Otaegui has now finished inside the top 20 in each of his last six European Tour appearances.

ADRIAN OTAEGUI - IN THE BAG

DRIVER: M1, 8.5-degree, Aldila Xtortion 60

FAIRWAYS: M2 15-degree, Mitsubishi-Chemical Diamana D+ 70; M2 18-degree, Mitsubishi-Chemical Diamana BF Series 70

IRONS: P770 3-4 irons, P750 5-PW irons

WEDGES: Milled Grind Wedges. 50 and 58-degree

PUTTER: Spider Tour Red

BALL: TP5X

APPAREL: adidas Golf

FOOTWEAR: adidas Golf