Everyone has heard about the former Ryder Cup player Thomas Pieters. But what about Thomas Detry? This 2016 Challenge Tour graduate is going to make an impact soon.
In recent years Belgium has had a fair amount of sporting success. They have one of the best football teams in the world and, in Nicolas Colsaerts, one of the best golfers in the world. Today we want to draw your attention to the promising duo that will make Belgium stay on the map as a fine golfing nation.
Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry share much more than just a first name, and are both making waves in golf. Close friends and former teammates at the University of Illinois, these guys have worked their way through the NCAA system but made their way back to Europe to play their skills.
Numbers don’t lie and the stats that these guys posted last year were really impressive.
These are the main stats of Thomas Pieters
And what about Detry?
He has an equally impressive set of stats for his past season including a lowest score of 60 and a hugely impressive 76% greens in regulation. On top of that, he has gained his European Tour card from the Challenge Tour. In 2016 he won the Bridgestone Challenge at Heythrop Park by a record 12 shots gap, the highest margin in Challenge Tour history, and equaled the lowest under par total (-29).
Pieters, a European Tour player who´s performance coupled with a strong 2016 season left Darren Clarke little choice but to include him in his twelve-man team to play the Ryder Cup in 2016.
His compatriot, Thomas Detry, has a similar list of team events under his belts and could very well feature in a future Ryder Cup should he continue on the path he is on. Coincidentally both Pieters and Detry won on the 28th of August this year, Pieters in Denmark and Detry in England.
At 24 and 23, Pieters and Detry, respectively, are golfers with an immense amount of potential. They both have an incredible future ahead of them.
Check out this video of Thomas Detry talking about the possibility of playing with Tiger Woods
From WanapGolf we want to wish you Good Luck in this 2017.