BMW International Open top 10 power rankings

Henrik Stenson. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
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Joost Luiten. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports /

Joost Luiten brings five European Tour wins to Munich and the BMW International: Iskandor Johor Open (2011), Lyoness Open (2013), KLM Open (2013, 2016), and the ISPS Handa Wales Open (2014).

Luiten is a steady and consistent player who has finished outside the top 30 only once in his last 10 European Tour starts, and his most recent finish, a T7 at the Nordea Masters, suggest that Luiten has tuned up his game and is trending in the right direction to notch a high finish this week in Munich.

Luiten’s long game is adequate but there’s nothing in it to distinguish him from the field. His short game and, particularly, his performance on the green, are his points of advantage. He’s ranking 31st on the European Tour in average putts per round (28.6) and that’s the stat that’s getting him the overall 70.87 strokes per round average. If his flatstick is dialed in Luiten should contend this week.