Champion's Breakfast :: Sept 14 Perfect Pieters, Watson & Walker Cup stars go pro

2015 09 Champ Breakfast Main

Perfect Pieters


The Belgian made it European Tour wins in consecutive starts after winning the KLM Open – becoming the first player since Rory McIlroy in 2014 (WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA Championship) to do so.

Pieters, 24, edged out Eduardo de la Riva and Lee Slattery by one stroke, with the latter narrowly missing out on back-to-back wins himself after success at the M2M Russian Open when he missed his 4ft putt to take the tournament to a play-off.

“It feels like this win was harder work than in Czech,” said Pieters. “I didn’t hit the ball as well. I had a week off in between and did some hard work. There’s plenty to work on, but I’m just happy that I won again so soon.

“It was great hearing all the Dutch fans cheering my name and getting behind me, so thanks to them. Our two countries kind of stick together and I’m really happy that my family was here again, too.”

He also tweeted:

Pieters

Lawrie fades on final day


After leading the way following round one with a blistering nine-under-par 61, the Scot was in contention going in the final round and was only one shot adrift of overnight leaders Slattery and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

And things were looking good for Lawrie early on with two birdies in his first five holes to get to 17-under. But he never recovered from a double-bogey at the sixth and a bogey at the eighth and finished T10 with a one-over-par 71.

He tweeted:

Paul Lawrie  tweet

KLM Open - Day Four

69-68-68-68


Only five bogeys for Tom Watson through four rounds at the KLM Open as he posted four sub-70 rounds to finish on seven-under-par.

Although he finished 12 shots behind winner Pieters, it’s not a bad effort for a guy who is 66 years young! Think you could post four rounds like this when you’re 66?

Watson score

2015 Walker Cup - Day Two

Walker Cup stars go pro


After GB&I’s 16.5-9.5 Walker Cup win over USA at Royal Lytham & St Annes, five of the team announced that they were turning professional imminently: Ashley Chesters, Jimmy Mullen, Paul Dunne, Gavin Moynihan and Gary Hurley.

Moynihan is straight into the thick of the action on the European Tour this week after receiving an invite to the Italian Open before going to the first stage of European Tour Q-School, while Hurley is booked in for the Irish Challenge on the Challenge Tour next month.

Meanwhile, Dunne, who held the 54-hole lead at this year’s Open Championship, will also head to European Tour Q-School before making his debut on the tour at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Americans Denny McCarthy and Hunter Stewart have also turned professional after playing in the Walker Cup.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
play button
FIRST REVIEW! TITLEIST T-SERIES IRONS!
Titleist
play button
FIRST REVIEW! TITLEIST 620 MB & CB IRONS!
Titleist
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Rory McIlroy has a plan to tackle slow play
Brooks Koepka shares NUDE photo of himself
Thorbjorn Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault
Who wants to win a TaylorMade M6 driver this week?
Ernie Els' new business venture is, well, odd

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s advice for those with a knee injury
Watch
play button
Stop the hands from flipping over
Watch
play button
How to play more consistent golf
Watch
play button
The importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing
Callaway
See all videos right arrow