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European Open

Bad Griesbach, Germany

Current round: 2

Pos.: 18

Saturday 24th September 2016 06:17 CEST (GMT +02:00)

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Bad Griesbach, Saturday 24 September 2016

Alex is the king of bad weather shortened tournament! It's gonna be 54 holes this time, I need to give it a go!

Bad Griesbach, Thursday 22 September 2016

Give me a normal tournament please, it isn't easy for players. Fog, heavy rain, you need some luck to get your momentum going. Alex Levy was one of them! So is Bernd...

I'll need some scoring today because the first round at night with no light to play was costly with two bogeys...

Italian Open

Monza, Sunday 18 September 2016

Disappointing Sunday for a disappointing week in Italy.

Off to Bad Griesbach where I would like to do well. I love this place. A nice month on the Continent on the European Tour...

Monza, Saturday 17 September 2016

Another wrong side of the draw with 36 holes today... three scores in the sixties but not enough birdies... I had chances between 15 and 18 feet but didn't make enough of them...

Will need a lower score on Sunday to climb in the ranking...

Monza, Thursday 15 September 2016

A chaotic day in Monza with heavy rain and thunderstorms but after a slow start with 2 bogeys, I succeed to end in red figures...

Great field for this tournament, 2 weeks before the Ryder Cup...

2PM Invitational Royal Zoute

Knokke, Monday 12 September 2016

What a beautiful day in Royal Zoute with partner 2PM and their clients. We had also the pleasure to welcome Alexandre Gelle from Anahita Properties and Paul Van den Heuvel with his famous Gin Gaugin!

2Pm and myself have a strong partnership and it's always a pleasure to share a day of golf together,

Played a few holes with Léo Lippens, I loved his humor but he didn't like my length on some drives on hard fairways.

I love the brown fairways, it's like playing on a scottish or irish links in the summer. The colors are beautiful and it's so pleasant to play from an hardpan. Really spirit, thanks Mark (greenkeeper).

Short night and early bird to Italy on Tuesday!

KLM Open The Dutch

The Dutch, Friday 9 September 2016

Daan Slooter from the lovely promotor of KLM Open is blessed, unbelievable weather and Joost is putting like hell...

At the other hand, and Daan likes it also, Belgium showed his red army of supporters, great to have all that support, thanks sincerely for that, so much fun to have you around us.

Thomas Detry told me that he had a cold putter day. Those things happen, just concentrate now on your task Tom, that's your real objective of the year. The Red Army wants you next year on the European Tour!

The Dutch, Tuesday 6 September 2016

New course for this traditional Open on the calendar, the closest from our place.

It's great for Holland Golf to have the opportunity to host a tournament on the European Tour,

Long day with 9 holes at 8:00 with the 2 Thomas and young Alan. Four Belgians on Tour, not everyday!

Mich and Jerome are here for all the fine tunings.

Course is modern, long with plenty of water hazards... 18 holes pro-am tomorrow to know more about this course...

Omega European Open

Crans, Wednesday 31 August 2016

Just one big emotion on Monday: the phone call of Thomas after he had Darren on the phone. So pleased, I'm sure that he'll do well with the European Team even if the USA seem to have a nice bunch of men in their peak form! But the opponent is not an issue, Thomas will defend at 200% the colors of Europe and of course Belgium. Will have time to gave him all the insides before he flies to Hazeltine. Experience needs to be given through. I had nobody to tell me, Tom Detry will have all our (Colsaerts-Pieters) experience when his turn will come. Team Belgium state of mind...

Pro-am Flory Van Donck on Monday, Flory was an unknown legend of our sport, I like to pay tribute now that he has successors, winners on Tour...

Yesterday, did a lot of training and played 9 holes with the most successful golf blogger Mark Crossfield ( After Rory, Luke and Andy, it's my turn. We already met in Dubai and Portugal, the guy is really fun. it's a Callaway initiative. look on on his website or on you tube...

Four weeks in a row, great tournaments on the Continent, love that, look forward to it...

Belgium Team

Sunday, 28 August 2016

On my way to Crans-sur-Sierre in my car, but what a thriller in Denmark! Pieters is a flamboyant player and he proved it once again... 3 birdies to finish it. If I was Darren, I won't go to the States without the grinta of Pieters, dear captain!

So proud of Thomas Detry winning with such a big margin. What a first win! From Thursday till Sunday, he never left anybody else take any lead. That first card of 60 wad real "classe". Brillant! There's more to catch this year Dude, so we'll be together next year!

Congrats to the coaches and the caddies, it's a team affair!

Go Belgium... so strong!

The Olympics RIO 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Wednesday 17 August 2016

What a wonderful performance by our National Hockey Team, so proud of them and we had great fun celebrating this win and the future medal...

This is my last day in Rio, it was an amazing experience!

Now I need to prepare for the European Tour Schedule, my next event will be in Switzerland in Crans Montana...

Rio de Janeiro, Monday 15 August 2016

Well this was the most extraordinary week in my career alongside Medinah, my 72nd hole was very emotional, it was 500 meters with my Great grandmother in mind. We lived together at home and she was the one who told me all the stories about the Olympics. I couldn't hold on my tears even when playing.

This last round is also unforgettable because we played together with Thomas, having both in mind a medal for Thomas. Mind blowing experience for having built that Team Belgium together with Mich and our caddies.

Golf is an Olympic sport by essence, the tournament was brillant and the podium is just great with Justin, Henrik and Matt! Who could dream of a nicer podium, the absentees were wrong, the sport is the winner!

I'm staying here in Rio to follow the Field Hockey team, with a medal in sight there I hope!

Thanks to all the support: Jan, Marc, Emilie and all the supporters and the press! See you in Tokyo!

Rio de Janeiro, Friday 12 August 2016

A cold scoring Friday for my part but a hot one for Thomas; great -9 in total.

Rio de Janeiro, Thursday 11 August 2016

Go Team Belgium!

Happy to have found some momentum on the back nine with 3 birdies, after a very slow start... I don't know why I had so many photographers with men where the majority of them participated for the first time on a golf tournament! They were clicking in the swing and during putts. I got nervous and I had 2 x 3 putts on the front nine. I had to stay patient and hopefully I came back nicely on the back nine.

The greens are treacherous and the wind was really blowing. Not an easy task...

Thomas Pieters did great. Off to a good start, both of us, come on Belgium!

Tomorrow we'll play later thus with more wind and spiked greens...

Rio de Janeiro, Wednesday 10 August 2016

Emotions yesterday as my driver's head went broken... Hopefully I always travel with a spare head, so we could change it...

The olympic games are enormous, life in the Village is so interesting with all nationalities and different sports gathering together. This is certainly a life time experience, I enjoy it so much, so does my team, we have waow's effect every 10 min, I could live here forever... haha... I knew I would love the OG but I never imagined that it would have been so exciting and enjoyable, full of energy, I love it...

The more you play the course the more you find the complexity of the greens and surroundings, greens are quite undulated and nobody should underestimate the influence of the winds that can be strong!

Tomorrow starts the competition!

Rio de Janeiro, Monday 8 August 2016

First round on a demanding course, its more much subtle than it looks. Even If Gil Hanse, the course architect, keeps saying I've made a future average course. But knowing Gil Hanses's course I was prepared

Rio de Janeiro, Sunday 7 August 2016

Great atmosphere in the Team Belgium with the performances of The National Hockey Team where I was a passionate supporter, the win of  Kristel Flipkens and of course the Golf Medal of Greg Van Avermaet... Couldn't dream of a better start,

Went practising for the first time at the Golf but I can't wait the arrival of Brian and Mich for the serious stuff... First holes on Monday...

Rio de Janeiro, Friday 5 August 2016

The family bound with the Olympics continues 68 years after my great grandfather Jean-Jacques Tensen, who participates at 5 Olympics (1920-24-28-36-48). It was an honor to represent my country during this Opening ceremony, I enjoyed each moment... even the waiting...

What an atmosphere, what an energy, so many smiling faces, how sport can be extraordinary... a moment to cherish and to treasure... Unforgettable!

By the way, 20% of the Belgians delegation were golfers, it was time that golf came back at the Olympic games haha...

Rio de Janeiro, Thursday 4 August 2016

Arrived this morning, immigration kept asking my accreditation but it was waiting for me in the hall 100 meters further. Finally they let me go through...

Waiting seems to be the keyword, if you can't wait, you can't survive... Lesson 1.

I spent the day discovering the Village and the other delegations... Interesting to see all those faces, wondering which country and which sport they are representing...

It's time also to meet the Belgian Team and as you know tennis and field hockey, the two other sports I practiced a lot till I was 17 years old...

Brian Nilsson and Michel Vanmeerbeek are arriving in a few days, Jan Baert Head of the Belgian golf delegation is arriving on Saturday, we'll be all set on Monday for the beginning of the Tournament.