Thomas Pieters Wins Czech Masters

The Belgian won his first title in three years with his second Czech Masters victory

Thomas Pieters Wins Czech Masters
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The Belgian won his first title in three years with his second Czech Masters victory

Thomas Pieters Wins Czech Masters

Thomas Pieters won his first European Tour title in three years at the Czech Masters.

The Belgian began the day one ahead of playing partner Adri Arnaus and that's where he ended after the pair both shot three under par.

Pieters finished at 19 under par to win the event for the second time after lifting his maiden European Tour title at the same venue, the Albatross Resort, back in 2015.

He made four birdies and a bogey on the front nine to extend his lead and played the back nine in level par to win by one.

Adri Arnaus was chasing hard and this was the Spaniard's best ever finish on the European Tour after graduating from the Challenge Tour last year.

He is up to a career-high 105th in the world whilst Pieters has climbed to 84th.

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"It feels good to win again," the Belgian said.

"I never doubted myself but it's just been a long road of not feeling that great with the golf swing. It feels good to get back on track again and get another win.

"It's difficult when everybody says you should be winning two or three times a year. It's always nice to hear that but it's almost a negative sometimes because I always felt like I was underachieving but hopefully there's many more like this.

"I felt like I was in control today, almost the whole day and I kind of did my own thing."

It was by no means easy for Pieters who had to grind hard to ensure victory. On the back-nine he produced sublime par saves at the 13th, 14th and also an unlikely one at the 15th after he took a drop out of thick rough. He proceeded to knock his third to within 10-feet and then cooly slotted the putt into the cup.

A bogey followed on the 16th but Pieters parred in to win by one stroke.

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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. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, 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 2-5. 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!


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