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 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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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