Thomas Pieters Plays Italian Open Final Round In Under Two Hours

The Belgian got round in under two hours and shot level par

Thomas Pieters Plays Italian Open Final Round In Under Two Hours

The Belgian got round in under two hours and shot level par

Thomas Pieters Plays Italian Open Final Round In Under Two Hours

Thomas Pieters proved that you can play good golf quickly on Sunday during the Italian Open final round.

The Belgian was out first on his own and shot a level par 71 on Sunday, getting round in 1hr 59mins.

Pieters posted a screenshot on Twitter showing his time and that he burnt 1,300 calories.

A video was posted on social media of the 27-year-old running down the final hole -

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Pieters made three birdies, a triple-bogey and 14 pars in his lightning-fast final round.

The four-time European Tour winner finished in 68th place at eight over par.

The 2016 Ryder Cup star is currently 82nd in the world and is having a good season after winning the Czech Masters.

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He is one of three players to have recorded very quick rounds on Tour in recent years.

Kevin Na played the final round of the 2016 Tour Championship in 1hr 59mins too.

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Na, like Pieters, shot level par.

However, Wesley Bryan went significantly faster at the 2017 BMW Championship when he shot a two under par 69 in an incredible 1hr 28mins.

Bryan was throwing clubs at his caddie, running down fairways and even took out flags himself. He also tapped in a few putts with his wedge.

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Related: Wesley Bryan breaks record for fastest ever PGA Tour round

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x