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Two down...two to go

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!


Scottish Summer

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!


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Irish Charm

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!

Finishing up in France

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!

Halfway through the battle in Paris

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!

Lovely being back in Paris, the City of Light

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!

Closing 66

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 Fun Weekend Ahead in Germany

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 in Cologne

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!

Germany

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!

About Thomas

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.

Golf Coaches

Michel Vanmeerbeek, Jérôme Theunis, Mike Small

Management

Excel Sports Management, Vincent Borremans

Caddy: Ryan McGuigan

  • 2016
    • Cut at the US Amateur (T12) and won first match
    • T3 Northern Intercollegiate
    • 2nd OFCC Fighting Illini Invite
    • 31st 30th Annual Louisiana Classics
    • T5 Valspar Collegiate
    • T4 3M Augusta Invitational
    • 1st 30th Big Ten Championship
    • T3 NCAA Kohler Regional
    • T10 NCAA DI Championship – Stroke Play
    • NCAA DI Championship – Match Play: 2-0 record
  • 2015
    • 1st 30th Annual Louisiana Classics
    • 3rd Valspar Collegiate
    • T4 3M Augusta Invitational
    • 1st Boilermaker Invitational
    • 3rd Big Ten Championship
    • T3 NCAA DI Championship – Stroke Play
    • 1st National Stroke Play Championship
    • T6 International European Amateur Championship
    • Cut at the US Amateur and won first match
    • T2 at OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational
    • Palmer Cup selection
  • 2014
    • T2 Annual Louisiana Classics
    • T2 3M Augusta Invitational
    • 3rd Belgian International Amateur & National Stroke Play Championship
    • T4 Wolf Run Intercollegiate
    • 1st Sagamore Fall Preview
    • Palmer Cup selection
    • World Amateur Team Championship selection (Eisenhower Trophy)
  • 2013
    • 1st Belgian International Amateur
    • T5 OFCC Fighting Illini Invite
    • 1st Wolf Run Intercollegiate (First Collegiate win)
    • T4 International European Amateur
    • T4 Alps of Andalucia
    • 1st European Challenge Trophy Individual
    • T2 NCAA Fayetteville Regional
    • NCAA National runner-up with the Illinois Team
  • Bachelor in Science of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – 2012-2016
  • VVG Topsportschool, Belgium – 2010-2012
  • Sint-Jans Bergmans College, Brussels – 2005-2010

Schedule

Year 2018

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DateEnd dateEventResult/noteVenue
23-11-1726-11-2017UBS Hong Kong OpenRounds: 67 69 66 71   ⦿  To Par: -7  ⦿  Pos.: 10THong Kong GC – Fanling – Hong Kong
30-11-173-12-2017Australian PGA Ch'ipRounds: 71 68 73 74   ⦿  To Par: -2  ⦿  Pos.: 45TRACV Royal Pines Resort – Gold Coast, Queensland – Australia
11-01-1814-01-2018BMW SA Open Ch'ip hosted by City of EkurhuleniRounds: 75 70   ⦿  To Par: +1  ⦿  Pos.: 76T - Missed CutGlendower GC – Gauteng – South Africa
18-01-1821-01-2018Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Ch'ipRounds: 70 68 64 72   ⦿  To Par: -14  ⦿  Pos.: 9TAbu Dhabi G.C. – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
25-01-1828-01-2018Omega Dubai Desert ClassicRounds: 68 66 69 71   ⦿  To Par: -14  ⦿  Pos.: 22TEmirates G.C. – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
1-02-184-02-2018Maybank Ch'ip MalaysiaRounds: 68 68 69 71   ⦿  To Par: -12  ⦿  Pos.: 23TSaujana G&CC – Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
15-02-1818-02-2018NBO Oman Golf ClassicRounds: 72 69 74 70   ⦿  To Par: -3  ⦿  Pos.: 31TAl Mouj Golf – Muscat – Oman
22-02-1825-02-2018Commercialbank Qatar MastersRounds: 67 70 70 73   ⦿  To Par: -8  ⦿  Pos.: 39TDoha G.C. – Doha – Qatar
12-04-1815-04-2018Open de EspañaRounds: 71 71   ⦿  To Par: -2  ⦿  Pos.: 92T - Missed CutCentro Nacional de Golf – Madris – Spain
19-04-1822-04-2018Trophée Hassan IIRounds: 73 71 75 68   ⦿  To Par: -1  ⦿  Pos.: 19TRoyal Golf Dar Es Salam – Rabat – Morocco
26-04-1829-04-2018Volvo China OpenRounds: 71 73   ⦿  To Par: 0  ⦿  Pos.: 70T - Missed CutTopwin G&CC – Beijing – China
17-05-1820-05-2018Belgian KnockoutRounds: <sup>1</sup>/<sub>16</sub> Final  ⦿  To Par: —  ⦿  Pos.: 33Rinkven Int'l GC – Antwerp – Belgium
24-05-1827-05-2018BMW PGA Ch'ipRounds: 72 71 73 69   ⦿  To Par: -3  ⦿  Pos.: 43TWentworth GC – Virginia Water, Surrey – England
31-05-183-06-2018Italian OpenRounds: 69 66 70 69   ⦿  To Par: -10  ⦿  Pos.: 36TGardagolf C.C. – Brescia – Italy
21-06-1824-06-2018BMW International OpenRounds: 71 72 76 66   ⦿  To Par: -3  ⦿  Pos.: 18TGolf Club Gut Laerchenhof – Pulheim – Germany
28-06-181-07-2018Open de FranceRounds: 74 69 69 70   ⦿  To Par: -2  ⦿  Pos.: 16TLe Golf National – Paris – France
5-07-188-07-2018Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory FoundationRounds: 74 75   ⦿  To Par: +5  ⦿  Pos.: 117T - Missed CutBallyliffin GC – Co. Donegal – Northern Ireland
12-07-1815-07-2018Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish OpenRounds: 70 66 75 68   ⦿  To Par: -1  ⦿  Pos.: 64TGullane GC, – Gullane, East Lothian – Scotland
26-07-1829-07-2018Porsche European OpenGreen Eagle G.C. – Hamburg – Germany
16-08-1819-08-2018Nordea MastersHills GC – Gothenburg – Sweden
30-08-182-09-2018Made In DenmarkSilkeborg Ry GC – Aarhus – Denmark

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