Sep 27th, 2017
Thomas Pieters is set host a new European Tour event called the Belgian Knockout at Rinkven International Golf Club next year.
Thomas Pieters is set host a new European Tour event called the Belgian Knockout at Rinkven International Golf Club next year.
GolfPunk travelled to Antwerp to meet Thomas Pieters in his home town. And we talked about everything from Ryder Cup heroics to the burning questions of the day, such as 'Can animals commit suicide?'....
Thomas Pieters set the clubhouse target in round two of the BMW PGA Championship on another glorious day at Wentworth Club.
He's renowned for bombing it off the tee but this time Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters has gone too far. Literally, he drove it past the fairway into his girlfriend!
Thomas Pieters is officially knackered and ready for the season to end, but he is still ready to fight for Belgium in the World Cup of Golf next weekend.
Thomas Pieters has strong ties with the USA. But does that mean he will join the PGA? Here's what Nicolas Colsearts thinks.
So we’ve lost the Ryder Cup, and we are spending today getting over it. But there are some real positives that have come out of these three epic days of battle: and none more so than the new Pieters and McIlroy partnership.
Thomas Pieters says he has been taking advice from fellow Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts in the build-up to the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.
Thomas Pieters withdraws from his KLM Open defence after an allergic reaction to a bee!!!
We have been keeping a beady eye on how Thomas Pieters has been getting on at the Made in Denmark tournament. Here’s how he is doing.
Thomas Pieters didn't have a 'preppy' enough look for the PGA Tour - so they gave the 24-year-old a quick haircut...with Photoshop.
It was Thomas Pieters maiden victory at the D+D Real Czech Masters this weekend, when he secured a three shot victory over Pelle Edberg at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague. Here's his backstory, and why we think we will be seeing a lot more of him.
Thomas Pieters leads the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after an impressive opening round of 67 on the tough Emirates Golf Club course. The Belgian leads by one shot from David Lipsky of the USA with a gaggle of twelve players, which includes Englishman Eddie Pepperell, Robert Karlsson of Sweden and Dane Søren Kjeldsen, a further shot back.
Ryder Cup stars Thomas Pieters and Ian Poulter are among the latest luminaries confirmed in the star–studded field for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, along with fan favourite Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston.
Hazeltine's par-4 5th hole has seen its fair share of drama this week. But nothing could prepare us for Brooks Koepka's tee shot which ended up in Thomas Pieters' dad's back pack!
Thomas Pieters needs to win this week's Czech Masters and the Made In Denmark event next week to have any hope of making Europe's Ryder Cup team. But he’s in the running.
Big bombing Thomas Pieters became only the third Belgian to win on the European Tour, taking the D+D REAL Czech Masters. Despite a double bogey on the front nine Pieters romped to a three shot victory over Pelle Edberg at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague.
Take one tour pro, 500 golf balls and a 165-yard par three hole. The challenge, to make a hole-in-one. The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500. Step up Thomas Pieters.
It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour.
The fourteen qualifiers from yesterday’s European U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying consisted of no fewer than ten different nationalities. South African Dean Burmester led the list of qualifiers with a total of 128, sixteen under par and four shots clear.
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.
Let's face it - as long as they're not happening to you, temper tantrums in any sport are both entertaining and hilarious in equal measure. The fact that the words "thus far" had to be included in the title of this article should be enough to give you some sort of indication as to how often these meltdowns occur and when they do, anyone within a 20 foot radius is likely to be at risk of receiving a 9-iron to the cranium.
Colin Montgomerie has been speaking to BBC Sport, and he thinks that Europe could field its strongest ever Ryder Cup team for this year's tournament.
It's the close of Moving Day at the 2017 Masters. And here's five things we have learnt today.
As the Masters begins we thought we'd have a look at how you can qualify for it. And there are a suprising number of ways!
European Tour players Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood have all been given Special Temporary Membership of the U.S. PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.
Mexican football broadcasters Antonio Rosique and Carlos Guerrero have taken their reporting talents to the WGC Mexico Championships. It's golf commenting, but not as we know it.
TNT is the new nickname for the three Belgian Bombers who are all teeing it up this week in Dubai at the Desert Classic.
Here are the tee times (add 5 hours for UK time). GolfPunk notables in bold. NB: Tiger tees off at 4.15am UK GMT (11.15pm USA EST) – playing with defending champion Danny Willett & Matt Fitzpatrick
Six European golfers, including eigh–-time European Tour winner Alex Noren and European Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, have joined the Nike Golf team.
G/FORE's newest professional Thomas Detry believes he is two years ahead of schedule after he secured his place alongside his close friend and Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters on the European Tour.
Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters and Ricardo Gouveia take on the Bottle Smash Challenge!!!
It's finally here!!! The Ryder Cup starts this morning and we've got the morning foursomes pairings plus our predictions.
William Hill suspended betting on Luke Donald being named as one of DC’s three wild card picks on Monday night. What was behind this?
Did Darren call it right? Here's your chance to put him right. Or wrong...
So the votes are in. Well, not exactly votes. The opposite of votes. It all came down on Darren Clarke's shoulders. Who would be his three Captain's picks for Hazeltine?
Darren Clarke explains his Ryder Cup picks. Check out the video here.
Thomas Pieters and Patrick Reed both won this weekend, and while one staked a claim for a Ryder Cup spot, the other cemented his automatic pick. Check out the weekends highlights here...
Paul Casey is backing Russell Knox to be one of Darren Clarke’s wildcard captain’s picks. Here's why.
Europe’s team to defend the Ryder Cup will contain at least five rookies after the nine automatic qualifiers were decided this weekend.
Damn and blast it! GP favourite and Ryder Cup hopeful Thomas Pieters has been piped to the post at the Czech Masters by American Paul Peterson.
Four European Tour stars. One hole. Zero golf clubs. Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, and Peter Ulhein take on the Dude Perfect Challenge.
All the best bits from the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters last week where Branden Grace defended his title and secured his seventh European Tour win. Featuring this week are Sergio’s jig on the green, agonising hole in one misses, Thomas Pieters’ dodgy haircut and a revealing interview from Alex Levy...
Rickie Fowler has won the Abu Dhabi Championship, after shooting a three under 69 in the fourth round to beat his final round playing partner Thomas Pieters by a single stroke.
Thai golfing legend Thongchai Jaidee shot a 66 to take the lead at the BMW Masters. The former Paratrooper is one shot in front of Bjerregaard, Byeong-hun An and Sergio Garcia at the Lake Malaren Golf Club.
Thomas Pieters, the young Belgium bomber is in incredible form, winning the KLM Open just two weeks after his maiden victory at the D+D Real Czech Masters in Prague. Two starts, two wins. Nice work when you can get it.
The Russian Open was the first week for tour players to score Ryder cup points. Yet if Lee Slattery, David Horsey, Pablo Martin Benavides or James Heath make the final 12 we will eat our hats and then apologise profusely to them. Here are our tips as to which rookies will make the team at Hazeltine in 2016.
Anyone who watched The Barclays will realise Jason Day is playing golf on a different planet to everyone else at the moment. He is absolutely munching his TaylorMade R15 460 driver off the tee, while his Spider proto putter was holing putts for fun, with a 29ft, and 33ft putts made in his final round.
There was a bizarre incident at today’s moving day at the Czech Masters. Belgium Thomas Pieters shot a 7 under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Sweden’s Pelle Edberg going into the final day. And he managed his 65 with a two shot penalty for hitting the wrong ball!
A promise made, a promise kept. After the 17½-10½ victory over the USA, 2018 Team Europe Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn revealed that he had promised his team that he would get a tattoo of the winning score “on a part that only Grace [his girlfriend] will see”. And now he has fulfilled his promise.
Thomas Bjorn made an astute captain’s pick with a visit to Foxhills Club & Resort ahead of this week’s Ryder Cup showdown.
Hot off his recent win at the 2018 WGC Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday, Polo Ralph Lauren Golf have released the outfits which Justin Thomas will wear this week at the PGA Championships in Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, MO.
Justin Thomas is the only US Ryder Cup player who has made it over the pond to play the French Open at Le Golf National in Paris, the home of this year's Ryder Cup. Taking one for the team?
To mark the six-months-to go-before the opening round in the Ryder Cup 2018 at Le Golf National south-west of Paris, the European team captain teed off over the weekend - at 2,230m above the French ski resort of Val d’Isère.
Justin Thomas was in touching distance of replacing Dustin Johnson as World No 1, but a resurgent Bubba Watson beat him 3&2 to progress into the final against Kevin Kisner.
Justin Thomas continued his great run of form with another win at the CJ Cup in South Korea. But Marc Leishman pushed him all the way.
Normally when you're facing a yardage of this type (which has a blind second shot no matter how well you hit your drive), you're content to slide one down there 300 or so yards and see what happens. Or you can do this...
Here's something that you won't see every day on the Tour. Justin Thomas was confronted with a terrible lie on the green at the fifth. It was time to get creative......
It may be the start of a new season for Justin Thomas, but he is simply carrying on from where he left off as he shoots a 9 under par 63 to take the lead at the CJ Cup in South Korea.
A riveting speech from the 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain stirred the blood and entranced golfers at the conclusion of the Thomas Bjørn Trophy, held at The Shire London on Monday 9th October 2017.
The 10 Million Dollar Kid. Justin Thomas trousers the loot as Xander Schauffele makes Tour history
Justin Thomas got a proper champagne reception today after his $10 million scoop from the Tour Championship - a champagne reception which involved him being sprayed in the stuff by his Presidents Cup team mates.
Tiger Woods has written a long blog post, which confirms that he’s not living in pain anymore and is feeling strong. And that Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas have been coming over to his house for putting competitions.
This is lovely stuff. European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn is known for being a diehard Liverpool FC fan, and this is how the crowds greeted him as he played in the opening round of the D&D REAL Czech Challenge.
He's done it. JT wins US PGA
Forget ‘beat the pro’ … how about ‘beat next year’s Ryder Cup Captain’?
Check out Justin and his shirt, tie, and cardi combo!!!
As it approaches its 10th Anniversary celebrations this summer, The Shire London has announced that Thomas Bjørn, European Ryder Cup Captain, will be its Honorary Captain for 2017–18.
European Tour star Thomas Aiken show his fun side by getting Valdy completely hammered at Wentworth...
Here's how to leap up the leaderboard. Beauty of an ace from Justin Thomas on the par 3 13th which propels him into the lead at the WGC Mexico Championship.
Online bookmakers 888sport have today slashed Justin Thomas' odds on winning a major this year after back–to–back wins.
It's a win for Justin Thomas at the SBS Tournament in Hawaii, as he beats Hideki Matsuyama by three shots to bag the first PGA Tour event of the year. And there were some suprising performances as well.
Justin Thomas is leading the SBS Tournament of Champions with a third straight 67 and has a 2-shot lead over an in-form Hideki Matsuyama.
Thomas Bjorn had only been Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced that the selection process is going to be reviewed to make sure he has all the players he wants.
The European Tour's youngest interviewer, Little Billy, puts some tough questions to fifteen-time winner Thomas Bjorn, and now officially the new European Ryder Cup Captain.
Thomas Bjorn will be announced as the next Ryder Cup Captain for Europe at the Club National, France in 2018. The European Tour is expected to confirm the appointment later today.
Big wins for Wilson and Titleist as Padraig Harrington and Justin Thomas win the Portuguese Masters and CIMB Classic this weekend.
22 year old American Justin Thomas made it over the line for his maiden victory on the PGA tour at the CIMB Classic in in Kuala Lumpur, with a single shot margin over Australia’s Adam Scott.
European Ryder Cup players Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood took themselves for a drive at the washed out BMW Championship, and put a call into their Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn…..
Cue drum solo and celebratory trumpets... and Thomas Bjorn's Team Europe Captain's wild-card picks for the 2018 Ryder Cup are...
After eight tour victories in three years – including last year's PGA Championship – and six of them in the last 14 months, Justin Thomas finally displaced Dustin Johnson last night as the world's number one player.
Justin Thomas has beaten Si Woo Kim in an emphatic 6&5 victory to secure his quarterfinal place, and now faces Kyle Stanley in his quarter final. At the time of writing, he is three up through 12, and another step closer to taking the World No 1 position from Dustin Johnson, who crashed out in the first round.
We love a bit of golf rowdiness here at GP. In fact, The Phoenix Open is one of the true highlights of the whole season with its booze-fuelled amphitheatre holding 20,000 bonkers fans at the 16th. But when you get one half-wit...
It's all going off at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as a stellar field made the most of perfect conditions at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
As tournament host, Tiger Woods has been able to make his own choice of playing partner, and he has given World No 3 Justin Thomas the box seat.
Justin Thomas. Wow. Shoots the lowest ever score in US Open history. And he's just one shot behind Southport's Tommy Fleetwood.
There's no stopping Justin Thomas. Four days ago he walked off with the SBS Tournament of Champions title. Yesterday he became the youngest player on the PGA Tour to join the 59 club.
I must say as a lefty I am in awe of these young pros who seem to be able to switch around and bomb the ball, playing left-handed. It is well known that lefty-in-chief Phil Mickelson is very handy playing right-handed, but it seems a couple of the world's best can switch round with ease and bomb it!
The gods were smiling on Justin Thomas in Hawaii on Sunday. Two clear, with three to go it looked like he had the Tournament of Champions in the bag. However, two sloppy bogies in his last three holes saw him have to win a play-off against Patrick Reed and defending champion Xander Schauffele.
We have reported a lot of lucky shots over the years but this latest one really must be up there. Thomas Detry was staring down the barrel of a disaster at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday when lady luck smiled down on him. When we say smiled we mean totally beamed and showered him with lucky dust as what transpired will go down as one of the luckiest breaks in the history of well, lucky breaks.
It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the main results and stories from the weekend!
The Tour Championship is looking like it will provide a thrilling finale to the men’s season on Sunday as at the halfway point as Brooks Koepke leads Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas by one stroke, with Xander Schauffele and Paul Casey still very much in contention.
There was lots of concern that the new format of the Tour Championship was going to result in the FedEx Cup leader running away with things and there being a lack of drama at East Lake Golf Club over the last big weekend for the PGA Tour. Well things didn’t really work out like that as Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka all start day two tied on 10 under with Rory just one behind.
The finale of the PGA Tour season is upon us and already we have a leaderboard in the race for that crazy payout of $15 million to the winner. Thirty men, honourable and true, will tee it up at the East Lake Golf Club just outside Atlanta with dollar signs in their eyes. Justin Thomas already leads by two, crazy we know but then again, the whole thing is.
After exhaustive reseach, including feedback from tour players, their caddies and PGA professionals, Titleist have produced their latest tour bag collection. This is a glimpse of what is to come from Titleist in 2020 and clearly the theme is a sleak jet black look.
How fast do you think you could play a par five hole? Well the world record stood at one minute and thirty three seconds when the European Tour decided to see if any of their boys could beat it. American Sean Crocker, Belgian Thomas Detry, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Italian Guido Migliozzi to take on the record for the ‘Fastest hole of hole of golf by an individual’.
GolfPunk takes a look back at some of the trend setters on the course over the years and gets the expert opion of Stephen Doig Men's Style Editor and Assistant Luxury Editor, The Telegraph as to 'Who wore it better'. The third bout in our series of matches the legandary Walter Hagan and the young Justin Thomas in the battle as to who passed off playing in a tie best.
We all long to hear success stories of people in various fields. There are top professional golfers who have soared so high and The Golf Punk team sought to learn how they made it to the levels they are at today, and below are the betting stories of the best golf gamblers.
Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.