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KLM Open off to rough start, hit by vandals, rain

 Martin Kaymer of Germany plays a shot on hole 15 during the KLM Open Golf tournament  in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Pe...
 Germany's Martin Kaymer jumps up to look over a hill as he plays hole 17 at the Open Golf tournament in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8, 20...
 Alfredo Garcia-Heredia of Spain, left, practices on the driving range as play is suspended because of heavy rain during the KLM Open Golf tournament ...
 Martin Kaymer of Germany plays a shot on hole 15 during the KLM Open Golf tournament  in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/P...
 Germany's Martin Kaymer plays a shot on hole 17 at the Open Golf tournament  in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Dejo...
 A few spectators wait for the rain to subside after play was suspended at the KLM Open Golf tournament  in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8,...

Netherlands Golf KLM Open

Martin Kaymer of Germany plays a shot on hole 15 during the KLM Open Golf tournament in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Pe...

Netherlands Golf Open

Germany's Martin Kaymer jumps up to look over a hill as he plays hole 17 at the Open Golf tournament in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8, 20...

Netherlands Golf KLM Open

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia of Spain, left, practices on the driving range as play is suspended because of heavy rain during the KLM Open Golf tournament ...

Netherlands Golf KLM Open

Martin Kaymer of Germany plays a shot on hole 15 during the KLM Open Golf tournament in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/P...

Netherlands Golf Open

Germany's Martin Kaymer plays a shot on hole 17 at the Open Golf tournament in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Dejo...

Netherlands Golf KLM Open

A few spectators wait for the rain to subside after play was suspended at the KLM Open Golf tournament in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 8,...

Vandals and heavy rain have held up play on the opening day of the European Tour's KLM Open.
Play was initially delayed for 45 minutes after vandals dug up parts of four greens at the Hilversum Club. Later, heavy rainfall forced another suspension by causing large puddles on greens.
When play was halted early Thursday afternoon, the English pair of Robert Dinwiddie and Simon Dyson along with Marcel Siem of Germany held the joint lead at 4 under.
Defending champion Martin Kaymer struggled to 3 over after 15 holes when rain forced players off the course.
Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood have not yet started their rounds.
Rain also forced the closure of the public car park, meaning spectators could only arrive by public transport.


Updated : 2021-04-14 01:57 GMT+08:00