Nov 26th, 2018
Belgian bombers win the World Cup Of Golf
As Aussie charge falters...
It really was Kaboom Town Central as Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry won the World Cup of Golf, valiantly holding off Mexico and hosts Australia in Melbourne.
Despite many predicting that Pieters was destined for majors sooner rather than later, he's had a pretty ropey time of it recently and this has proved a very timely victory.
"It's been a long time since I won and this feels as good as an individual title. I'm very happy," said Thomas.
TP & TD went into the final day with a five-shot lead and produced a four-under 68 in Sunday's foursomes to win by three strokes on -23.
Early leaders Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter's carded a 70 to leave the Englishmen eighth on -15.
Ireland's Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne finished joint 10th on 12 under, while Scottish pair Russell Knox and Martin Laird ended joint 14th on 10 under.
Australia, backed by a boistrous home crowd, started six shots adrift of the Belgians but had four birdies on the front nine and three more from the 12th on the back nine, including Cameron Smith holing a bunker shot on the 14th, lifted them to 20 under par.
Belgium bogeyed the 15th to see their lead cut to two but Australia's hopes were dashed when Marc Leishman missed from four feet for birdie at 16 and they finished with two more pars to sign for a 65.
Good work, Belgian fellas!!
What on earth is Thomas Pieters talking about here?? World Exclusive: "Yes, I have read this before. Why not? If you’ve got a panda and he’s high up in a tree and he’s bored he could jump. A squirrel could drown himself or run in front of a car couldn’t he?"