Very happy to be playing two more rounds of golf here in Scotland this weekend! The weather conditions have been perfect these last few days with warm temperatures and very little wind or rain. The forecast looks to be a little more challenging for today’s round but hoping I can still produce a few more birdies nonetheless!
As a matter of fact it has been quite a while since all three Belgian players made the cut at the same tournament...so it’s great to have the full team together for a few more days! Both TP and Nico have qualified for The Open Championship at Carnoustie already so hoping I can have another solid weekend here and be joining there next week too!
Off at 10.15am this morning. Let’s go low!
Great to be back in Scotland this week for the final Rolex event of the summer! You may remember in a previous post that I actually took a quick trip up to Edinburgh last month to visit my caddy Ryan where we squeezed in a little practice round at Gullane GC ahead of the tournament! With a couple of solid extra days practice at the course this week we are feeling all prepared and ready to go low! It’s a pretty straight forward links course this week but play will still be element dependent as there are some very exposed areas up at the top of the hills!
Furthermore, am staying in the nearby members accommodation at Renaissance Golf Club this week which is an incredible place! As a matter of fact, the Golf Club itself has just been announced as the host of the 2019 Scottish Open. Will hopefully get a chance to play a few holes over the next few days and get some insight ahead of next year’s tournament already!
Last but not least, this week is the final chance for us to secure a spot at next week’s Open Championship at Carnoustie. Fair to say I will definitely be aiming for that necessary top ten finish!
Think it will be pretty tough to find views this season that are more amazing than at this week’s Irish Open event! Ballyliffin Golf Course is in great condition right now too. Really dry with consistently narrow fairways and thick rough everywhere. I am still feeling really happy and confident about my game at the moment so definitely excited about the challenge of playing some good links golf again!
Furthermore, not a crazy amount to do in the local area this week but already looking forward to watching the big match against Brazil tomorrow alongside fellow Belgians Nico & Pieters who are both in the field this week too!
Off at 12.40pm this afternoon. Have done some good preparation with Ryan over the past few days so ready now to get another good week going!
Back home in Belgium after a pretty great tournament this week in Paris! Always frustrating to finish with a double bogey on the final hole but nonetheless, very happy with a T16th finish and my best performance in a Rolex Series event so far. There are definitely a lot of positives to take out of my game these past few weeks and honestly, it felt good to be back up there chasing the leaders on a Sunday!
Thanks again to all the Belgian fans for coming out to watch and support this week! Also to the tournament promoters for putting together such an enjoyable event. It’s been a lot of fun!
Furthermore, I’ll be travelling onto Belfast early tomorrow ahead of my next event, the DDF Irish Open. Perfect planning to spend 24 hours at home and refresh before I can get back to business!
Very warm but gusty conditions again here in Paris for the first two days of this week's French Open. After a solid but frustrating round of 74 yesterday it felt pretty great to shoot 2 under today in similar testing weather!
As a matter of fact, there is even more to play for these next three weeks (French, Irish and Scottish Open) since there are 3 qualifying spots available into this year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie for players who finish in the top 10 at each event!
Furthermore, I am really looking forward to getting to spend a few more days this weekend in such a beautiful setting in Versailles. Think some snails might be on the menu tonight!
HNA Open de France this week in very sunny Paris! This is my third time playing this event as a professional and fair to say the course is in immaculate condition ahead of the Ryder Cup being hosted here later this year. However, it will be very demanding out there. The rough is pretty tough so just the same as last week in Cologne, hitting every Fairway will be essential!
Furthermore, great vibes this week already since I have the full team here including Jérome & Mich helping to fine tune my game, Vinnie and Lance (all the way from NY!) as well as my dad and some close friends who will be out watching on the course.
This is without a doubt one of the best golf courses we play all year and I already can’t wait to get out there and start making birdies! Off late at 14.20pm today - should be off the course just in time to support Belgium in the football this evening too!
Nice little closing round of 66 to finish up the event this weekend in Germany! After a pretty unsatisfying day on Saturday I did some good work with caddy Ryan and physio Fabien so it felt great to get out and play some confident golf early Sunday morning...as well as moving those 35 spots back up the leaderboard!
Recorded a T-17th finish & have nothing but great things to say about my experience at this year’s event in Cologne. I will be back!
Am now home in Brussels for only 24 hours since I will travel onto Paris for the HNA French Open this evening. As a matter of fact, this will be the fourth event on the European Tour this year that I have been able to drive myself to instead of flying! Already can’t wait to get going!
Another tough battle out on the course yesterday with similar gusty wind conditions and even a few rain showers in the late afternoon. My game feels in great shape right now though and I am very happy to continue my track record of producing solid rounds playing on German soil!
Moreover, I just want to thank Marco Kaussler and all the team at BMW for putting together another fantastic event this year.
I am teeing off at 12.30pm today so time to start preparing with my team and get ready to go low for the weekend!
Update from the BMW International Open!
Fair to say it was a gusty day on the golf course today!
Happy with my -1 under par round 71 to start the tournament today despite an unfortunate finish. As a matter of fact, I played very solid golf with a lot of great shots off the tee and around the greens as well. The rough is particularly unforgiving on this course so a few small errors on 17 & 18 saw me give a couple of shots back to the field but I am definitely excited to get back going again tomorrow. Let’s hope for plenty more birdies in round two!
Hello again after a two week break to all my supporters and fans! After a solid three week stretch in Belgium, London and Italy... It’s time to start another 4 and possibly 5 week stretch! It all starts again here in Cologne, Germany.
These last two weeks have been productive with some good rest, strength and conditioning, and a visit to the British and Scottish Open venue... Carnoustie and Gullane Golf Club respectively.
Both in amazing condition and just too much fun playing some quality links courses again.
Moving on, great to back in Germany where I’ve been pretty successful so far. As a matter of fact, it is my first time playing this golf course and let me tell you... it’s going to be a serious test of golf. The rough is up, probably the heaviest rough I’ve ever seen around the greens and the fairways, the greens are firm and fast, and last but not least the wind should get up! Anything around par won’t be a bad score here this week.
All prepped up and ready for another great German week!
8.40am tomorrow tee off on hole 10. Really excited for the challenge! Stay tuned for more updates!
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||Green Eagle G.C. – Hamburg – Germany|
|16-08-18||19-08-2018||Nordea Masters||Hills GC – Gothenburg – Sweden|
|30-08-18||2-09-2018||Made In Denmark||Silkeborg Ry GC – Aarhus – Denmark|
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