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Volvo China Open

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27 - 30-Apr-2017

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Volvo China Open Beijing

Beijing, Monday 25 April 2017

Three rounds under par last week is good news as I'm somebody who needs to play a lot of rounds. Schenzen might be the start of the season.

The Volvo China is very special in my career and always will be. In 2011, Belgium had finally a win on the European Tour after waiting for a 35 years...

Great to share these 2 weeks with Tom Detry and share with him all my experience in China, each country has his keys to understand the environment and Tom is a player so eager to learn, it's important!

And next week, I will have the pleasure to play the GolfSixes at the Centurion Golf Classic to represent Belgium... Go Belgium @GOLFSIXESBEL

Tomorrow TV show for Callaway on the course at 11 AM.

Trophée Hassan II Rabat Dar Es Salam

Dar Es Salam, Saturday 15 April 2017

I need to come here on this narrow course with much more edge in my game. I need to have more rounds under the belts... Too many off line shots have cost me million of bogeys... This course is a flat Valderrama, your swing is always under pressure... But no excuses... my time will come...

The good news of the week, is that I had a good roll on the green with my Odyssey Answer... Always great to have a love affair with a putter and certainly with an Answer model.

Today was a dayoff, so with Tom Detry we planned some good training on these great facilities, the grass is exceptionnal, and with a few Trackman Combine battle.

Tomorrow, I'll fly to China, long journey: Rabat - Casablanca - Dubai - Hong-Kong - Shenzen...

Dar Es Salam, Wednesday 12 April 2017

The course (Red Course) here in Dar Es Salam is great track, they lengthen a lot of holes and the grounds are fairly soft. Some holes are narrow and doglegged with eucalyptus trees and oak trees...

Pro-am day today, an occasion to make a last check of the course to define the strategy.

Tomorrow late start at 13.40 local time (9:50 on Friday) with Captain Thomas Bjorn and Marcel Siem, an experienced Three ball!

Tom Detry has an opposite tee-off at 8:10.

Anahita, Sunday 9 April 2017

Great training week in Anahita Mauritius with Mich Vanmeerbeek. This is my home club and my second home. The facilities are perfect, from the golf to the fitness room... thanks Quentin for being my match play opponent this week, must be one of his golfing week in his life!

I'll be on the plane when Thomas, Sergio or Justin will wear the green jacket... Come on you guys...

So happy to finally retrieve a normal calendar on the European Tour, I need more playing opportunities in February and March on the European Tour!

Dar Es Salam is a great track, I hope it's in good shape. Delighted to see Tom Detry this week, we'll play together the Golf Sixes the first week of May.

Cheers to Thierry Neuville, Greg Van Avermaet and David Goffin  for their win!

Come on Belgium - Great performance Thomas Pieters

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

And what about the 2nd place of Thomas Pieters at Riviera!

Just a great performance,

Thomas is the most dangerous when he loves the course and he he does love Riviera...  he won the NCAA on this same course, and bang, last week, he's raised the Belgian flag on the podium. Enormous...

I liked also the double 67 to enter in the draw of the ever surprising Tom Detry....

Come on Belgium...

Maybank Malaysian Open

Saujana, Thursday 9 February 2017

Another very very very frustrating day...

Saujana, Wednesday 8 February 2017

Always one of the hottest week of the season, but a good track and a strong field.

Pro-am today before a 13:40 start tomorrow from the 10. It's on those afternoon session that you pray to avoid hot waves or thunderstorms...

Good to be back in Malaysia...

Dubai Desert Classic

Dubai, Wednesday 1 February 2017

Another very intense preparation with shooting for the European Tour, solo shooting for Callaway, interview and shooting for Worldwide Golf, 18 holes pro-am from 7.00 this morning, so quite a lot activities before a tournament.

Next week will be quieter in Malaysia, super hot and humid but a little quieter...

Game is in good shape, I found my perfect Epic head, a little smaller, the one I've tested in Qatar. I'll stick to this one. Quite confident with my swing and my equipment, let's play Dubai and Malaysia with confidence.

I told the World Super 6 tournament Promotor in Perth that i won't come down to Australia. Five tournament in a row is too ambitious when weeks are so packed with activities...

The weather here is quite hot for the period of year and by experience this is announcing some awkward sand storms... Let's hope it will not be verified this time...

Qatar Masters Doha

Dubai, Sunday 29 January 2017

Back in Dubai with my preferred Emirates captain, Erwann Testard. What a sport's day! Roger Federer 18th Major title is fantastic, so delighted to see his talent winning another Grand Chelem! Time now to look the handball world final...

My game is shaping well with a lot of greens in regulation, my trade mark. Even if I was not quite as close as I liked of the pins, I retrieve the rhythm of the competition.. it's a good feeling for the next two tournaments, the Desert Classic and Malaysia.

Doha, Saturday 28 January 2017

Up and down rounds, too many bogeys and not enough bogeys on this track. Quite windy but not the kind of wind we are use to in Europe. But even if I'm in the middle of the pack, this week was a great training week. Together with Tom Detry, we've spent an awful lot of time on the range and around the greens. In fact we capitalize on the fact that Jérome was here with us to fine tune all our shots. The "metronome" training on the greens was quite interesting and we invest some time on the putting green around the importance of "tempo".

Let's see what tomorrow has to offer, starting at nine with "The President", good old Raph Jacquelin, for the final 18 of the week...

Doha, Wednesday 25 January 2017

Well, a few adjustments to my Epic Callaway driver, testing the new golf balls from Titleist, working my long game and my tempo on putts with Jérôme, another very intense preparation this week again.

Quite happy to see young Tom Detry being in such a good mood, playing great golf... "Belgium is certainly a ball hitter nation" is everybody saying... and we just respond in a surrealistic way: "Yes, at home, everybody is hitting the ball like this, we are born with it..."

After all the fuzz of last week, I'm feeling that the season is really launching now...

Tomorrow at 12.00 on tee 1.


Abu Dhabi, Friday 20 January 2017

Very frustrating 2 days. Didn't find the fairways for 2 days. Even if my preparation was optimal, I need a few tournament to get in tournament mood... The good news is that I have 5 in a row with still 4 to go... The other good news is that I finished in style, with 3 fairways and .... 3 birdies...

But Qatar is on next week, Jérôme Theunis will be coaching me and Tom Detry will also play, again 2 Belgians on the players list...

Abu Dhabi, Thursday 19 January 2017

A first round stays a first round, not my preferred rounds... I was not in my full scoring mood...

I hope to sign a better card tomorrow, I'm perfectly prepared so I can only grow with the number of rounds, hopefully it's gonna be 4 this week...

The Abu Dhabi course is immaculate and the Peter Harradine proves one more time that it's one of the better design on the calendar.

Let's have a second great round to pursue my preparation to play at my best...