• Age
    27
  • Turned Pro
    2013
  • Previous Opens
    3

Thomas Pieters

Had not played a major championship prior to Royal Troon in 2016, but two months later made his Ryder Cup debut and was top scorer on either side with four victories out of five in Europe’s defeat at Hazeltine.

Qualification

Thomas Pieters is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
  • 2016

    Open debut

  • T-28th Carnoustie 2018

    Best Open finish

  • Snowboarding

    Special Interests

Had not played a major championship prior to Royal Troon in 2016 but two months later made his Ryder Cup debut and was top scorer on either side with four victories out of five in Europe’s defeat at Hazeltine. 

Thomas Pieters 

Three of those wins were with Rory McIlroy as his partner and his stock rose further when he tied for fourth in 2017 on his first Masters appearance. 

The 6ft 5in golfer was a star of the American college scene while at the University of Illinois and played twice for Belgium in the World Amateur Team Championship. His first two victories in Europe came back-to-back in 2015 and he was a wildcard choice of Darren Clarke for the Ryder Cup. 

After coming fourth in the Olympics and second in the Czech Masters he was paired with Europe’s captain for the final qualifying event in Denmark, opened with a 62 and birdied the last three holes for a one-stroke victory. 

In February 2017 was joint runner-up behind Dustin Johnson at the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open, tied for sixth at the PGA Championship in August 2018 and three months later partnered Thomas Detry to Belgium’s first victory in the ISPS Handa World Cup.

Qualification

Thomas Pieters is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T28
70
73
70
71
284
-
Royal Birkdale 2017
T44
69
75
68
71
283
3
Royal Troon 2016
T30
68
76
70
72
286
2

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