As for yesterday, I honestly had a lot of fun out there. Got off to a pretty slow start but built up some confidence after making a long putt on the 4th par 3 and things went upwards from there! As a matter of fact I actually got unlucky on my 8th tee shot when we really felt the wind pick up and I went long past the green. Managed a little magic here though and chipped in to make another birdie and truly keep the momentum going! Unfortunate missed bogey putt on 17 but very happy I took advantage of all the par 5s including 18 and henceforth managed to record my lowest career round on European Tour!
Furthermore, was really great to see so many fans out there yesterday morning. Hope that I can produce a similar performance for anyone returning this afternoon! Thanks also to Daan and the KLM Open promoters for hosting another fantastic edition of the event!
Furthermore, I am now in Spijk preparing for this week's tournament, the KLM Open, which heads back to The Dutch Golf Course for it's third consecutive year. As a matter of fact, I played both of those editions at this venue...and the tournament in 2016 was one of my first ever Tour events as a professional!
In terms of layout, the Dutch is a relatively short but wide open links-style course. It is also quite exposed to the elements which means that wind can play a pretty big factor & a high level of accuracy will be required throughout. The forecast has projected sunny conditions for us though with only light winds for the first two days before getting slightly more gusty over the weekend. The fairways and greens are in pretty good condition right now but the rough is definitely still going to be challenging. There is also water in play on more than half of the holes!
Both Nico and myself are playing this week so hope to see a lot of red support out there tomorrow! Stay tuned for more updates!
Obviously I was a little disappointed not to finish up as well as I had hoped last week in Silkeborg but it's hard to be negative for too long when my game is feeling really sharp right now and there are still so many good tournaments left to play on the calendar!
Furthermore, am looking forward to getting out and playing the course this week. You may not know it but this is actually one of the shortest courses we play during the season. It's a par 70 and only 6848 yards, but since altitude is also a significant factor, it will play even shorter than that. Small greens with large run off areas are key features on the course which means that first class approach play is required on nearly every hole. There is also a considerable amount of water to navigate clear of on the back 9!
In terms of weather forecast, its definitely cooler up here than the high temperatures we have been experiencing most of this summer! Winds are predicted to be around 8 - 12 mph but only a little bit of rain has been projected for the first couple of days with a clear weekend to look forward to too!
Last but not least, obviously a little disappointed not to see our friend Pieters make a wild card pick for the Ryder Cup team today but Thomas Bjorn had a tough job and I think the European side is looking like it will be some pretty strong competition!
Super happy with my bogey free/6-under par third round today! As a matter of fact, the course had firmed up quite a bit since none of the rain that was forecast actually arrived...but I was very happy to make some solid putts out there, as well as producing some strong iron play which set me up with those nice little chances!
A full day of sunshine is scheduled tomorrow so hopefully I can deliver more of the same as well as take advantage of those par 5s to card my lowest round of the week!
Look forward to seeing you all out there in the morning!
Good evening golf fans! Really happy with my first two days over here in Denmark. An unfortunate little bogey to finish on the 18th today but a 4-under par 68 score still gives me a nice little lie in tomorrow morning before getting back out there and chasing some low scoring over weekend.
Furthermore, my game feels really great off the tee right now and I'm feeling confident on the greens too. A few less clumsy mistakes here and there and hopefully I can be right up there in contention on Sunday!
Forecast for the rest of the weekend is good with very little wind and some warmer temperatures. Time to get a serious birdie fest going!
Arrived safely in Silkeborg on Monday afternoon for the fifth instalment of the Made in Denmark tournament on the European Tour calendar. As a matter of fact, it is the first time that Silkeborg Ry Golf Club has played host to the event and furthermore, this is actually the home course of Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn! As you can imagine, there is quite a lot of Ryder Cup talk around campus this week since the event marks the last opportunity for players to automatically qualify for the European team.
Moreover, the course is in great condition at the moment despite the intense drought conditions suffered by most golf courses in Europe these past few months! Narrow & heavily tree lined fairways are a key feature here this week though which means there will be a lot to contend with for anyone struggling with accuracy off the tee.
Last but not least, the weather forecast is looking potentially quite testing for the first few days since, despite being warm, rain showers and gusty winds have also been predicted throughout the morning & afternoon. If the event is anything like previous years though then it probably will not affect the spectators determination to travel out to the course and I'm already looking forward to seeing everyone out there early in the am!!
Safely back in Belgium now following a pretty enjoyable week in Sweden! Managed to secure another top 15 finish after shooting a final round of 67 in rainy and gusty conditions on the Hills Course yesterday. A little frustrated to miss the final putt on 18 but my game is feeling really good right now and definitely always enjoy the thrill of being in contention on a Sunday!
Big thanks to the promoters for running such a smooth tournament. Was great to see so many Swedish fans out there - especially playing with home favourite Robert Karlsson on Saturday! I heard it has already been confirmed that next year’s edition of the event will return to the same venue so will look forward to coming back in 2019!
Furthermore, am planning to spend a relaxing week at home now before taking on the next run of tournaments which will feature four events back to back. Next update will come from Billund in Denmark!
Back to work this week for the Nordea Masters in Sweden! For this edition of the event, we are playing at Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg. As a matter of fact, the course truly lives up to its name since there is hardly a flat area anywhere on it! Definitely going to be a good little work out for the players and spectators!
Moreover, the promoters have done a fantastic job of getting the course in good shape for us this week since, like a significant number of other areas in Europe, Gothenburg has had its hottest and driest summer for over 200 years and areas of the course have been badly burnt after 12 weeks of sunshine.
Furthermore, I am feeling great right now having just had two weeks holiday in which I managed to visit the Hugo Boss Headquarters in Stuttgart, play a Pro Am event in Switzerland as well as spending some days at the Belgian seaside with family and friends! I also had some quality time practicing with Nico and our coach Mich back in Brussels last week so I am officially fresh and ready to get going this afternoon! Time to go low!
Very happy to have secured my spot playing the weekend here at Green Eagles GC after a pretty tense afternoon yesterday scoreboard watching!
Having made it just on the number, I had an early start this morning for the third round but managed to hole a few more of the putts I let slip away these past two days which has helped me make a decent move up the leaderboard!
As a matter of fact, a big storm has rolled in this afternoon and suspended play so I was lucky to get my a 18 holes in before it arrived. Tomorrow’s weather will be back to calm conditions and sunshine though so I am looking forward to shooting one more low final round before heading back home to enjoy a few weeks off!
Back to Germany again this week for the Porsche European Open! As a matter of fact, it’s another event this year which I have been able to drive myself to from Belgium which definitely makes a nice change from all the airports and flying! After a relaxing week off including a few days in South of France with family & friends I am ready and excited to get back into action again.
We are just outside of Hamburg this week and the tournament has a pretty strong field since quite a few of the US players flew in straight from The Open Championship at Carnoustie. Furthermore, Green Eagles Golf Club is definitely one of the longest courses we play all year so will require some strong hitting, but equally, the five par 5’s out there should give us a good chance at some low scoring too!
Moreover, there is set to be some pretty crazy heat here this week too. Temperatures are going to be around 30 degrees each day so making sure we stay hydrated will be pretty essential!
Teeing off at 1.10pm tomorrow and 8.10am Friday morning. Preparations complete and now ready to get going!
Born in Brussels on January 13th, 1993, Thomas lives in Brussels (Uccle), Belgium
Member of the Royal Golf Club of Belgium, he has played on a +6 handicap since 2013
Dream: reach the Nr. 1 spot of the O.W.G.R.
Michel Vanmeerbeek, Jérôme Theunis, Mike Small
Excel Sports Management, Vincent Borremans
Caddy: Ryan McGuigan
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|23-11-17||26-11-2017||UBS Hong Kong Open||Rounds: 67 69 66 71 ⦿ To Par: -7 ⦿ Pos.: 10T||Hong Kong GC – Fanling – Hong Kong|
|30-11-17||3-12-2017||Australian PGA Ch'ip||Rounds: 71 68 73 74 ⦿ To Par: -2 ⦿ Pos.: 45T||RACV Royal Pines Resort – Gold Coast, Queensland – Australia|
|11-01-18||14-01-2018||BMW SA Open Ch'ip hosted by City of Ekurhuleni||Rounds: 75 70 ⦿ To Par: +1 ⦿ Pos.: 76T - Missed Cut||Glendower GC – Gauteng – South Africa|
|18-01-18||21-01-2018||Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Ch'ip||Rounds: 70 68 64 72 ⦿ To Par: -14 ⦿ Pos.: 9T||Abu Dhabi G.C. – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates|
|25-01-18||28-01-2018||Omega Dubai Desert Classic||Rounds: 68 66 69 71 ⦿ To Par: -14 ⦿ Pos.: 22T||Emirates G.C. – Dubai – United Arab Emirates|
|1-02-18||4-02-2018||Maybank Ch'ip Malaysia||Rounds: 68 68 69 71 ⦿ To Par: -12 ⦿ Pos.: 23T||Saujana G&CC – Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia|
|15-02-18||18-02-2018||NBO Oman Golf Classic||Rounds: 72 69 74 70 ⦿ To Par: -3 ⦿ Pos.: 31T||Al Mouj Golf – Muscat – Oman|
|22-02-18||25-02-2018||Commercialbank Qatar Masters||Rounds: 67 70 70 73 ⦿ To Par: -8 ⦿ Pos.: 39T||Doha G.C. – Doha – Qatar|
|12-04-18||15-04-2018||Open de España||Rounds: 71 71 ⦿ To Par: -2 ⦿ Pos.: 92T - Missed Cut||Centro Nacional de Golf – Madris – Spain|
|19-04-18||22-04-2018||Trophée Hassan II||Rounds: 73 71 75 68 ⦿ To Par: -1 ⦿ Pos.: 19T||Royal Golf Dar Es Salam – Rabat – Morocco|
|26-04-18||29-04-2018||Volvo China Open||Rounds: 71 73 ⦿ To Par: 0 ⦿ Pos.: 70T - Missed Cut||Topwin G&CC – Beijing – China|
|17-05-18||20-05-2018||Belgian Knockout||Rounds: <sup>1</sup>/<sub>16</sub> Final ⦿ To Par: — ⦿ Pos.: 33||Rinkven Int'l GC – Antwerp – Belgium|
|24-05-18||27-05-2018||BMW PGA Ch'ip||Rounds: 72 71 73 69 ⦿ To Par: -3 ⦿ Pos.: 43T||Wentworth GC – Virginia Water, Surrey – England|
|31-05-18||3-06-2018||Italian Open||Rounds: 69 66 70 69 ⦿ To Par: -10 ⦿ Pos.: 36T||Gardagolf C.C. – Brescia – Italy|
|21-06-18||24-06-2018||BMW International Open||Rounds: 71 72 76 66 ⦿ To Par: -3 ⦿ Pos.: 18T||Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof – Pulheim – Germany|
|28-06-18||1-07-2018||Open de France||Rounds: 74 69 69 70 ⦿ To Par: -2 ⦿ Pos.: 16T||Le Golf National – Paris – France|
|5-07-18||8-07-2018||Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation||Rounds: 74 75 ⦿ To Par: +5 ⦿ Pos.: 117T - Missed Cut||Ballyliffin GC – Co. Donegal – Northern Ireland|
|12-07-18||15-07-2018||Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open||Rounds: 70 66 75 68 ⦿ To Par: -1 ⦿ Pos.: 64T||Gullane GC, – Gullane, East Lothian – Scotland|
|26-07-18||29-07-2018||Porsche European Open||Rounds: 72 72 69 69 ⦿ To Par: -6 ⦿ Pos.: 13T||Green Eagle G.C. – Hamburg – Germany|
|16-08-18||19-08-2018||Nordea Masters||Rounds: 66 72 68 67 ⦿ To Par: -7 ⦿ Pos.: 13T||Hills GC – Gothenburg – Sweden|
|30-08-18||2-09-2018||Made In Denmark||Rounds: 67 68 66 71 ⦿ To Par: -16 ⦿ Pos.: 7T||Silkeborg Ry GC – Aarhus – Denmark|
|6-09-18||9-09-2018||Omega European Masters||Rounds: 67 75 ⦿ To Par: +2 ⦿ Pos.: 91T - Missed Cut||Crans-sur-Sierre GC – Crans Montana – Switzerland|
|13-09-18||16-09-2018||KLM Open||Rounds: 74 67 63 66 ⦿ To Par: -14 ⦿ Pos.: 3T||The Dutch – Spijk – The Netherlands|
|20-09-18||23-09-2018||Portugal Masters||Dom Pedro Victoria GC – Vilamoura – Portugal|
|4-10-18||4-10-2018||Alfred Dunhill Links Ch'ip||St Andrews OC, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns – Scotland – Scotland, UK|
|11-10-18||14-10-2018||British Masters supported by Sky Sports||Walton Heath G.C. – Surrey – England|
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