Sport Home favourite Pieters off the pace at the Belgian Knockout

22:10  17 may  2018
22:10  17 may  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Host Pieters crashes out in Belgian Knockout

  Host Pieters crashes out in Belgian Knockout Jorge Campillo shone once more but Thomas Pieters was eliminated from the Belgian Knockout on Saturday.Tournament host Thomas Pieters crashed out of the Belgian Knockout early on Saturday, while Jorge Campillo impressed again to reach the quarter-finals.

Ryder Cup star brings the European Tour back to his home country for first time in 18 years. Innovative new strokeplay knockout format introduced. The European Tour will return to Belgium for the first time in 18 years in 2018 when Thomas Pieters hosts the Belgian Knockout – an innovative new

Thomas Pieters is the latest player to host his own tournament as the Belgian Knockout is added to the European Tour schedule. “We are going to see an innovative new format and it will make it really exciting for people who come along to watch and also for people watching it at home on TV,” the

Detry_cropped: Thomas Detry in action during the Belgian Knockout © Provided by Omnisport Thomas Detry in action during the Belgian Knockout

Thomas Detry and Nicolas Colsaerts may have enjoyed home comforts but tournament host Thomas Pieters struggled on the opening day of the inaugural Belgian Knockout.

Detry finished with three successive birdies in his round of 67 at the Rinkven International Golf Club, putting him in a seven-way tie for the lead at the innovative new tournament.

Englishmen Matthew Baldwin and Ryan Evans are also on four under, along with Spain's Jorge Campillo, Chilean Nico Geyger, Malaysian Gavin Green and Jeff Winther of Denmark.

"The course was perfect. Greens were firm and fast, which was good. It got a little windy out there as well so we'll have to be careful on a few holes," Detry told the European Tour website.

Campillo leads the way as home favourites progress in Belgian Knockout

  Campillo leads the way as home favourites progress in Belgian Knockout Belgian trio Thomas Detry, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Pieters all qualified for the knockout rounds of the Belgian Knockout.Jorge Campillo led the way in qualifying but there was late drama on the second day of the inaugural Belgian Knockout in Antwerp.

Ryder Cup star brings the European Tour back to his home country for first time in 18 years. Innovative new strokeplay knockout format introduced. The European Tour will return to Belgium for the first time in 18 years in 2018 when Thomas Pieters hosts the Belgian Knockout – an innovative new

Fuzzy's FPL Favorites - GW37 May 3. Both Noren and Na (Finau didn't play) won their groups at this venue last year while Pieters went home with a 1-1-1 record. The powerful Belgian went off at 6:45 a.m. local time this morning alongside Luke List (their third, Danny Lee WD'd during R1).

"I played some very good golf and I'm excited for the rest of the week."

The early pacesetters are on track to qualify for the nine-hole stroke play knockout rounds at the weekend, with the top 64 progressing to the next stage after 36 holes.

Colsaerts is comfortably sat on three under, his bogey-free score giving him an excellent start as the European Tour returned to Belgium for the first time since 2000.

However, compatriot Pieters - who at 60 is the top-ranked player in the field - has work to do after signing for a two-over score of 73, leaving him down in a share of 84th place.

'80%' chance Fellaini will join AC Milan .
Marouane Fellaini’s contract runs out this summer and the Belgian midfielder has so far not signed an extension with Manchester United. Reports from the Belgian media today suggest that there is an 80% chance that Fellaini will join Serie A giants AC Milan. The 30-year-old is attracting interest from several clubs in Europe and China. PSG, Monaco, Marseille, Besiktas and many Chinese clubs have shown interest in signing the former Everton player. United manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he likes Fellaini and would like him to stay at the club as he is one of the players he ‘trusts’. Milan are the favourites to sign Fellaini on a free transfer this summer. The Serie A stalwarts are ready to offer the Belgian international a 3-year-deal to get him to the San Siro in the window. This is likely to be the last big contract of the player’s career and the one or two-year deal that United are likely to offer him is expected to be too short in the mind of the two-way star. The stand-off between United and Fellaini’s representatives will play into the hands of Milan, who are reportedly set to offer the FA Cup winner over €10m a year in wages.

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