Who's who: Thomas Pieters

  • Thomas Pieters winner of The Portugal Masters 2021
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  • Photo of Thomas Pieters
  • Photo of Thomas Pieters
  • Thomas Pieters winner of The Portugal Masters 2021
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  • Photo of Thomas Pieters
  • Photo of Thomas Pieters
  • Photo of Thomas Pieters

Who's who: Thomas Pieters

  • Name:

    Thomas Pieters
  • Country:

    Belgium
  • Born:

    Jan 27, 1992 in Geel, Antwerp Province, Belgium.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Witbos GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2013
  • Website:

    http://www.thomaspieters.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2016). Multiple wins on the European Tour.

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Thomas Pieters

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pieters, Thomas

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

€237,810

Title sponsor

x

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].

2019
Europe
269 (-19)
€166,660
D+D Real

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pieters, Thomas

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

D+D Real

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.].

2016
Europe
267 (-17)
€300,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pieters, Thomas

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2015
Europe
268 (-20)
€166,660
D+D Real

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pieters, Thomas

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

D+D Real

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.].

2015
Europe
261 (-19)
€300,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pieters, Thomas

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

KLM

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].

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