After 72 holes of tightly-contested championship golf, Thomas Pieters emerged with the trophy by one shot over Spain's Adri Arnaus at the D+D Czech Masters. Thomas began the day with a one-shot lead over Adri, and Pieters’ opening birdie combined with an Arnausbogey at the 2nd gave Thomas an early three-shot advantage. Thomas added birdies on the 6th and 7th; a bogey on 8 was recovered with a birdie on the9th, and Pieters made the turn in 3-under and lead by 4 with 9 holes to go. Arnaus shrunk the gap to two with an eagle on the 12th while Pieters managed a birdie, but the Spaniard’s bogey on 13 would re-establish the four-stroke deficit. A two-shot swing on the 16th cut his lead in half, but pars on 17 and18 was good enough for Thomas Pieters to win his 4th career European Tour victory and 2nd Czech Masters title.
Next week, the European Tour heads toGothenburg, Sweden for the Scandanavian Invitation.