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Home Bound

Tough loss today but great playing from Mr. Siem! I really struggled to find a rhythm on the front nine giving Marcel the chance to take a serious lead after 10 holes. Played some pretty good golf from there on but at his level, we just can't let the opponent go.

Anyway, lots of positives to take out of this week again. Game feels good, added a few points on the Race to Dubai ranking again and excited to play the next few weeks.

Flying home tonight! Practice and work out the next two days, and flying out Tuesday morning with Nico and TP! Looking forward to have three Belgians again in a European event in Denmark! The Belgian flag will be flying high and big!! 

Moving On

Great day yesterday after a two week break from competition. Started the round off strongly with birdies on the first and third hole. From there on, I kept hitting fairways and greens giving myself a lot of birdie opportunities. The turning point of the match was definitely at the 10th. Made three birdies in a row (10, 11, 12) to go 3 up.

Next opponent: Nacho Elvira at 2.05pm, another Spanish. Let's keep doing what I'm doing and get this W!

Match Play

Two weeks later, it's about time I get it going again on the links! It felt great to take my mind off golf during these two weeks spending some great time in the Swiss Alps with my mom and awesome moments Back in Belgiu with friends that I hadn't seen in a while.

Moving on, I arrived in Munich yesterday afternoon and made it to the golf course just on time to fit a little nine holes practice round with Nico that I hadn't seen since the Scottish Open! Always great to be around your fellow countrymen at Tour events! On top of that, I woke up pretty early this morning to get another twelve holes in!

Mark, my caddy, and I then did some great work on the range with the Trackman getting those wedges dialed in and working on ball flights.

The course is great here, fairly long with thick rough and narrow fairways. Also very much a risk reward golf course that fits very well for match play. In this respect, there are many holes where hitting driver on an aggressive line could give us a significant advantage!

For those of you who remembered it, Bad Griesbach Golf Club is where my good friend Alex Levy won The Porsche European Open last year in a play off against Ross Fisher!

Last but not least, great vibes for tomorrow! Off at 12.30 against Eduardo de la Riva! We don't play a lot of match play events a year but it's a format that I love! Let's go!

Porsche European Open

After a great week of rest with close friends and family, I'm now in Germany for the Porsche European Open. It was a quite week golfwise but it felt great to completely disconnect from golf for once.

However it's time now to get after it again before another few weeks of break because of the WGC and PGA Championship. The course in Hamburg is a monster with 5 par 5s and 5 par 3s and a total of 7165m from the back tees. On top of that, the weather here has been terrible with lots of rain the last few days. We will probably see a few forward tees this week because of the wetness of the fairways.

Also, Lance Young, my Excel Agent who lives in NYC was out here until today after having spent last week in Manchester for The Open with Pieters and other Excel players. It was great to catch up with him!

Last but not least, even though I took a little time off, the game and swing still feel very good. I'm excited to tee it up tomorrow morning and make the most out of this week. Hope no one forgot my last German golf event a few weeks ago... Great vibes and let's do this. 

Scottish Week

On to Scotland after a decent week in Northern Ireland. As you might have noticed, some very low scoring last week especially during the weekend! After a cut-line of 4 under par on Friday night, players kept going lower. I still played some good golf out there, but missed a few opportunities to get something going on Saturday and Sunday! Especially on Saturday morning being -3 after 5!! Anyways, a positive week overall and still adding a few extra points to the Race to Dubai ranking! 
Also what a performance from Rambo (Jon Rahm)!! He simply lapped the field, congrats Jon!

I arrived in Scotland last night from Belfast. As a matter of fact, I know the area quite well having played a few Boys Amateur Championships at courses not too far away from here and at Dundonald Golf Links as well! Great set up for this year's Scottish Open and as always on a links course, weather will play a major role for scoring!

Can't wait for Thursday to come and get after those last three spots for the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale next week!

Halfway Update

Great first two days here in Northern Ireland. Tough conditions early this morning as well with rain, cold temperatures and wind! Managed to be very steady from tee to green and stay patient throughout the day.

Off at 10.50am tomorrow with Ian Poulter. Should be a fun weekend ahead. Let's go low! 

Northern Ireland

After a disappointing week in Paris, back to business here in beautiful Northern Ireland. The game felt really good last week with quality ball striking. Made a few clumsy bogeys on some easy holes in addition to a lack of momentum on the greens, and on a course like that there isn't any room for clumsy errors. However, it was still a great event at a fantastic venue!
I was able to go back home right after my round on Friday, spent some quality time with friends and family, and took advantage of the weekend at home to relax.

Moving on, I flew in yesterday morning with T Pieters and played 18 yesterday afternoon. Portstewart GC is an amazing golf course, which I've had the chance to play a few years ago for the British Amateur Championship. Lots of impressive views along the water with high dunes, deep bunkers and blind shots. As always on links golfcourses, weather conditions will dictate how easy or tough the course can be! All in all, great week ahead and looking forward to get something going at my second Rolex Series event!

Off at 12.50 tomorrow on 10! 

Let's Build Up on Last Week's Performance

Well... Not much to say about last week's performance! Couldn't be happier with the way I played and behaved on the course! I think my caddy and I did a great job staying focused and sticking to a great game plan with the right mindset. I did everything I can to try to bring that trophy home. -6, 66 on a Sunday... I don't think I'm allowed to have any regrets! Congrats to Andres Romero for his performance! As I said the previous weeks, the game felt great and I felt that I was very close to make something happen!

Moving on, fun day yesterday at the Millenium Golf Club for the Pieters-Detry Golf Tour for our sponsor "Private Bank Delen"! Great to see the fans and support we get from the mainland! By the way, it seems that we need more of these kind of days. Our last day for the "Bank Delen" was last August, the Tuesday after both of us won! Me on the Challenge Tour in Oxford and TP in Denmark, TP also got selected for the Ryder Cup that same day. I think the chances of winning the lottery are higher than planning a day like that 6 months before!

Made it to Paris last night and pretty exhausted after these last couple of days. I will take it easy today, just going to hit a few balls, and chip and put to have a feel for the greens and grass. Also playing the pro-am tomorrow afternoon.

Last but not least, very much looking forward to this week. For those of you who don't remember, I received an invite here last year and finished top 25 on my first European Tour event as a pro! Also staying in the beautiful town of Versailles which has a lot of great little restaurants and a fantastic atmosphere! Good vibes for the week!

Fun Weekend Ahead

Very pleased with my second round of -1, 71. The course wasn't playing easy yesterday afternoon with strong winds, firmer fairways and faster greens. Furthermore, you could definitely see how the greens were firming up as the day went on caused by the wind and high temperatures.

The key on this course is to stay patient and keep that focus off the tee. You can very easily fall asleep on a few simple tee shots out here and end up in the rough with terrible lies and no shot to the green. So for the weekend let's keep that great mindset, hit fairways, and stay patient!
Can't wait for these next two rounds!

PS: Fun to see Coach Small shooting another good first round of -2 at the Champions Tour event in Minneapolis after finishing 3rd at the PGA Club Pro Championship earlier this week. He wins his 10th ticket for the US PGA Championship this year at Quail Hollow in August! What a stud!

Also, great performance from my former teammates Charlie Danielson and Dylan Meyer at the "web.com" event in Springfield, IL! Chucky shot -6 on his back nine to easily make the cut! Good luck on the weekend guys!

All Good Rounds Start with a Bogey

And what a way to start the week! A fantastic 65, -7 with some great ballstriking from tee to green and a few good puts. All good rounds start with a bogey! Let's keep this going for these next three days!

Moreover, we might have a few chances of storms and the wind will be up today. The course might be a little trickier especially if these greens firm up!

Stay tuned for more!

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: Mark Mazo

  • 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 2017

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DateEnd dateEventResult/noteVenue
1-12-164-12-2016Alfred Dunhill Ch'ipRounds: 69 71 67 68   ⦿  To Par: -13  ⦿  Pos.: 3Leopard Creek CC – Malelane – South Africa
8-12-1611-12-2016UBS Hong Kong OpenRounds: 73 68  ⦿  To Par: +1  ⦿  Pos.: T69 - Missed CutHong Kong GC – Fanling – Hong Kong
12-01-1715-01-2017BMW SA Open Ch'ip hosted by City of EkurhuleniRounds: 72 71 69 71   ⦿  To Par: -5  ⦿  Pos.: T40Glendower GC – Gauteng – South Africa
26-01-1729-01-2017Commercial Qatar MastersRounds: 67 74 70 69   ⦿  To Par: -8  ⦿  Pos.: T28Doha G.C. – Doha – Qatar
2-02-175-02-2017Omega Dubai Desert ClassicRounds: 72 77  ⦿  To Par: +5  ⦿  Pos.: T96 - Missed CutEmirates G.C. – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
16-02-1719-02-2017World Super 6 PerthRounds: 71 67 67   ⦿  To Par: -11  ⦿  Pos.: T8Lake Karrinyup CC – Perth – Australia
23-02-1726-02-2017Joburg OpenRounds: 70 70 69   ⦿  To Par: -6  ⦿  Pos.: T60Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC – Johannesburg – South Africa
2-03-175-03-2017Tschwane OpenRounds: 71 70 71 66   ⦿  To Par: -6  ⦿  Pos.: T22Pretoria CC – Pretoria – South Africa
13-04-1716-04-2017Trophée Hassan IIRounds: 72 77   ⦿  To Par: +3  ⦿  Pos.: T72 - Missed CutRoyal Golf Dar Es Salam – Rabat – Morocco
27-04-1730-04-2017Volvo China OpenRounds: 70 66 73 75   ⦿  To Par: -4  ⦿  Pos.: T48Topwin G&CC – Beijing – China
6-05-177-05-2017GolfSixesGreensomes. Teamed up with Nicolas ColsaertsCenturion Club – St Albans – England
18-05-1721-05-2017The Rocco Forte OpenRounds: 71 66 75 74   ⦿  To Par: +2  ⦿  Pos.: 65Verdura GC – Agrigente, Sicily – Italy
29-05-1729-05-2017US Open Ch'ip QualificationWalton Heath GC – Surrey – England
1-06-174-06-2017Nordea MastersRounds: 76 76  ⦿  To Par: +6  ⦿  Pos.: T119 - Missed CutBarsebäck G&CC – Malmö – Sweden
8-06-1711-06-2017Lyoness Open Powered by SporthilfeRounds: 72 75  ⦿  To Par: +3  ⦿  Pos.: T67 - Missed CutDiamond CC – Atzenbrug – Austria
22-06-1725-06-2017BMW International OpenRounds: 65 71 70 66  ⦿  To Par: -16  ⦿  Pos.: T2Golfclub München Eichenried – Eichenried, Munich – Germany
29-06-172-07-2017Open de FranceRounds: 72 75   ⦿  To Par: +5  ⦿  Pos.: 106 - Missed CutLe Golf National – Paris – France
6-07-179-07-2017Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory FoundationRounds: 70 68 70 72   ⦿  To Par: -8  ⦿  Pos.: 48Portstewart GC – Co. Londonderry – Northern Ireland
13-07-1716-07-2017Aberdeen Asset Mgmt. Scottish OpenRounds: 75 69   ⦿  To Par: 0  ⦿  Pos.: 66T - Missed CutDundonald Links – Gales, Ayrshire – Scotland
27-07-1730-07-2017Porsche European OpenRounds: 71 69 70 75   ⦿  To Par: -3  ⦿  Pos.: 37TGreen Eagle G.C. – Hamburg – Germany
17-08-1720-08-2017Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match PlayRound 3 - Def. M.Siem 3&2Golf Resort Bad Griesbach – Bad Griesbach – Germany
24-08-1727-08-2017Made In DenmarkHimmerland Golf & Spa Resort – Farsø – Denmark
31-08-173-09-2017D+D REAL Czech MastersAlbatross Golf Resort – Prague – Czech Republic
7-09-1710-09-2017Omega European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre – Crans Montana – Switzerland

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