Born:Jan 27, 1992 in Geel, Antwerp Province, Belgium.
Original/Home Club:Witbos GC
Ryder Cup player (2016). Multiple wins on the European Tour.
Having played golf from the age of five, Pieters honed his skills and enjoyed considerable success as an amateur golfer at the University of Illinois. He decided to forgo his senior year at Illinois, and instead turned professional aged 21.
Gaining his 2014 European Tour playing rights at Q-School, Pieters recorded his first two wins on the tour in 2015. His win in the Made in Denmark tournament in August 2016 certainly made a big impression on Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, who included Pieters as a wild card selection for the upcoming contest. Pieters handsomely repaid his selection as the highest points scorer for Europe (4 points from his 5 matches), although the team as a whole suffered a 17-11 loss to the resurgent Americans.
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Jan 20-23). Second-placed Rafa Cabrera Bello (Esp) and Sharma Shubhankar (India) finished 1 shot behind Thomas Pieters (Belg). [Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE]. First of five Rolex Series events on the 2022 European-DP World Tour.
Played as the Portugal Masters (Nov 4-7; postponed from Apr 29-May 2 due to the global coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Lucas Bjerregaard (Den), Nicolai Højgaard (den) and Matthieu Pavon (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Thomas Pieters (Belg), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal].
Played as the D+D Real Czech Masters (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Adri Arnaus (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Thomas Pieters (Belg), who claimed his second win in this event. [Albatross Resort, Vysoký Újezd, nr Prague, Czech Rep.].
Played as the Made in Denmark tournament (Aug 25-28). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Thomas Pieters (Belg), who birdied each of the last three holes in the final round to record his third European Tour win. [Himmerland Resort, Aalborg, Denmark].
Played as the D+D Real Czech Masters (Aug 27-30). Second-placed Pelle Edberg (Swe) finished 3 shots behind 23-year-old Thomas Pieters (Belg), who claimed his first European Tour win. [Albatross Resort, Vysoký Újezd, nr Prague, Czech Rep.].
Played as the KLM Open (Sept 10-13). Second-placed Lee Slattery (Eng) and Eduardo de la Riva (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Pieters (Belg), who recorded his second European Tour win, coming just two weeks after his first win. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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