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Joe Dean

Joe Dean
A brilliant five birdies in the final nine holes of the KLM Open in the Netherlands on June 23 – the day before his 30th birthday – led to Dean achieving his first Open appearance since 2017.

A brilliant five birdies in the final nine holes of the KLM Open in the Netherlands on June 23 – the day before his 30th birthday – led to Dean achieving his first Open appearance since 2017.

They brought him into a play-off with Guido Migliozzi and Marcus Kinhult and with two Royal Troon spots up for grabs as part of the Qualifying Series the issue was still to be decided.

It was Migliozzi who lifted the title with a birdie at the second extra hole, but Dean could look ahead to The Open because his world ranking – 472nd – was 60 places higher than Kinhult.

The Sheffield golfer has yet to taste victory on the circuit and has even worked as a delivery driver for supermarket chain Morrisons during his professional career, but also finished tied-second in February’s Magical Kenya Open, two shots behind Darius Van Driel, and had four more sub-70 rounds in coming joint fifth at the Soudal Open in May, again only two strokes behind winner Nacho Elvira.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Liverpool 2023
T10
66
71
71
72
280
-4
St Andrews 2022
T4
72
69
66
67
274
-14
Royal St George's 2021
T33
67
71
70
70
278
-2
Royal Portrush 2019
2
68
67
66
74
275
-9
Carnoustie 2018
T12
72
65
71
73
281
-3
Royal Birkdale 2017
T27
76
69
66
70
281
1
Royal Troon 2016
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2015
M/C
69
76
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C

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