Current round: 3
Tee-Off: 13:20 - Tee 1
Pos.: 6Visit the Tournament’s Site.
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Belgians are cruising here at the Golf National, the 3 Musketeers in the top 20... but the road is still quite long...
Special mention for Tom Detry who played great golf to make his first cut on his his first European Tour played as a Professional! Waow!
It was great meeting Jean Garaialde tonight and remembering old memories of Flory Van Donck and Donald Swaelens...
The Belgian national Football team didn't play their best against Wales, the better team won...
A kind of a "goût trop peu", after this round...
Played really well, but some putts shaved the hole and I'm at -1. I would need more birdies tomorrow... Looking at the scores it seemed that the afternoon was tougher to score.
Quite proud of our pair of Thomas! Pieters on top and Detry at +1. Come on Belgium...
Thanks Xavier Malisse for your visit, always inspiring! A lot of Belgians, to support us, we like that!
Come on Belgium against Wales!
Slow start, too many bogeys, Jerome was not happy of my green reading and we worked on it. A few errant tee shots also, I must confess...
What an honor! Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the PGA, invited me at their annual meeting to receive their recognition award. After Paul Mc Ginley, Monty, Sam Torrance, Bernard Gallacher, and others, I will receive my award in Glasgow in December in front of 700 fellow professionals, I'm thrilled...
With Jérôme here in Dusseldorf since Monday. After 2 weeks off, I need to go through the basics. I'm so lucky to have my coaching team, from driver to putter, 2 people, one voice, one vision! With Tom Detry working the same way, my guys are attracting a lot of interest, success call success.
By the way, how amazing is Tom Detry start on Tour? Playing better on Tour than on the amateur scene is a rare fact! Well done buddy... Another Callaway buddy also... Long drivers know why...
And what about receiving an opportunity to play the Open de France? Well done Thomas, welcome in Paris!
Great fun in Germany for the Callaway Kings of Distance! Velderhof Golf Club in Pulheim was packed with golf fans, great crowd, quite interested in the Callaway equipment, and I was pleased to show them that these drivers were the best for long driving.
Proud of you buddy!
For his first tournament as a Pro, Thomas showed all his skills, composure and strong commitment signing a top 10 at the KPMG in Cleydael GC.
Playing on home soil is never easy, surely with a numerous crowd like this year in Cleydael. But using his american experience, Tom did more than well. For the future, finishing in the top 5 is another level of experience, and there is a time for everything.
Well done Mark Mazo, Thomas' caddy, with Brian we knew you both would click together and deliver a promising partnership.
Well done coaching team !
Newt week St Omer is another story... As Cleydael is a straight forward test, this french course can be very treacherous. Good luck there Buddy!
There is always a special atmosphere at Royal Sart Tilman when Patrick Renard and Knauf organize a golf day, great reception and sunshine nearly all day while thunderstorms were very active in the neighborhood!
We were very lucky and the course was playable after the last week bad weather...
Thank you all for your messages on this website!
169 OWGR and 43 R2D
Another podium and a great finish of this month May. Indeed I prefer to see the glass half-full than half-empty. Nice jump in the ranking, two top 5 and two top 25 in 4 tournaments! No regrets this week, Fitzpatrick and Jensen played the last round better than me, and they had the good breaks, I made 1 or 2 mistakes too many but overall I was pretty much in control all week. OK I would have preferred to win but I can't take back the shots I missed.
I like where I am now, the confidence is building, nice progress, we're getting there... a busy summer in sight...
Thank you all for your support,
43rd Race to Dubai
Started well, but the driver let me down on the difficult tee-shots and caused 2 bogeys while I was attacking. At the same time, Matt did take advantage of the par 5's and made a solid move.
Very pleased with the way we finished, tomorrow is another day. This course will be played differently under the tension of a final round.
There's some ice on the cake for The Open also when finishing first in the top 5 without exemption. A reason more to go for it!
Two good rounds on a course that suits my eye quite well. From the tee, I can see clearly the lines, I feel the corners I can cut over the lakes, and my swing responded well.
But I'm not alone to have scored well on this course and the week-end will be interesting,
So sorry about Thomas missing this tournament,
Skipping the qualification of the US Open, I could rest for a day and travel on Monday afternoon in a relax mood to Sweden where it's beautifully sunny. What a pleasure!
Brian arrived today at 1.00 PM and we could from there do our homework on and around the greens, and on the range.
Bro Hof is a long and modern stadium course, quite open with a lot of lakes, to spice it more. You'll need to find the best lines from the tee.
Will play at 12.40 Thursday with two top 10 in Wentworth: Tyrell Hatton and Romain Wattel