Thomas Pieters Biography – Thomas Pieters Wiki
Thomas Pieters is a Belgian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He began playing golf at age 5 when his family took up the sport while on a South African vacation in 1997. His parents took Thomas and his two siblings to a local golf course, Witbos Golf Club, where he spent Summer after Summer practicing.
While Thomas still enjoyed basketball and soccer, at the age of 14, he decided to focus on golf and enrolled in the VVG Topsportschool. He finished high school as one of the top junior players in Europe.
In the Summer of 2010, Thomas was recruited to play collegiate golf at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, coached by former PGA Tour player Mike Small. Thomas attended the University of Illinois, where he was teammates with PGA Tour player Luke Guthrie.
During his career with the Fighting Illini from 2010-11 though 2012-13, the Nijlen, Belgium, native helped lead Illinois through a period of sustained team success with three Big Ten Championships (2011, 2012, and 2013), and an NCAA runner-up team finish in 2013. He also collected several individual accolades, most notably his 2012 NCAA Championship, the second in program history.
His individual NCAA title was one of three collegiate tournament victories; he also won the 2011 Jack Nicklaus Invitational, and claimed the 2013 Big Ten Championship which cemented his standing as the conference’s Player of the Year.
He finished his collegiate career as a two-time All-Big Ten performer, a two-time All-Midwest Region selection, and was honored as a first-team All-American in 2012 and an honorable mention All-American in 2013.
In the Summer of 2013, Thomas decided to forgo his senior year at the University of Illinois and turn professional. He made his professional debut in July 2013 at the prestigious Open de France, comfortably making the cut and finishing top 30. During that Summer, he played seven more events in preparation of Q-school. He managed to advance through all three stages of the European Tour Qualifying School and earned his Tour card for 2014.
In June 2020, Thomas spoke about his transition from college golf to professional golf in a Q&A interview with the Illini men’s golf. He said: “It was something I was quite lucky with, I think. I was playing well in my last semester at Illinois, and I kept that going through the summer. I know Coach told me I was good enough to play on any tour and that’s something I kept in the back of my mind for sure. I did feel lonely at the start because you are on your own, where before Coach was always at your side for every move you made, so that’s something I would suggest to every player turning pro: surround yourself with a good team from the start.”
Thomas has six wins on the European Tour including the 2015 D+D Real Czech Masters, 2015 KLM Open, 2016 Made in Denmark, 2019 D+D Real Czech Masters, 2021 Portugal Masters and the 2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Thomas Pieters Age
He was born on 27 January 1992 in Geel, Belgium.
Thomas Pieters Wife
Is Thomas Pieters married? He does not have a wife. However, the golfer is dating Stefanie Van Steen. Stefanie is a Senior sales executive at Brama SRL in Antwerp, Belgium, according to her LinkedIn bio. She previously worked as a junior sales executive at Fashionroom22 from Jul 2013 – Nov 2015, after an internship as an account executive at Square Melon from Jan 2013 – Aug 2013.
Thomas Pieters Daughter
Thomas and his girlfriend Stefanie Van Steen have a daughter, Florence Pieters, born on 24 July 2020. In August 2020, the golfer shared a photo of their beautiful daughter on Instagram, writing, “Our little ice cream girl has flooded our hearts with love & happiness 🌾 Florence Pieters 🌻 24th July 2020 🌼”
Thomas Pieters Family
He is the son of Jaak Pieters and Veronique Pieters. He has two siblings: Lieselotte Pieters and Pieter-Jan Pieters. He lost his beloved grandfather in July 2015.
Thomas Pieters Net Worth
Thomas Pieters’ net worth is estimated to be €5 million, the bulk of which come from tournament prize money, endorsements and sponsorships. The golfer is a proud ambassador of We Are Match Play (WAMP).
Thomas Pieters Career Earnings
Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters has earned €9,759,513.39 in career earnings. He has earned €1,836,316.44 so far in 2022, €787,386.96 in 2021, €467,442.90 in 2020, €1,019,886.36 in 2019, €1,278,596.44 in 2018, €1,580,581.65 in 2017, €1,301,326.45 in 2016, €1,116,141.79 in 2015, €332,370.76 in 2014 and €39,463.64 in 2013. The golfer earned €3,371.00 career money on the European Challenge Tour in 2013.
Thomas Pieters WITB
Golfer Thomas Pieters winnig WITB at the 2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – Driver: Titleist Tsi2 (10˚ at 9.25˚, Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 75 TX). 3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX). Irons: Titleist T100 (21º, True Temper Project X 6.5 Shafts) and Titleist 620CB (4-9, True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts). Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46º, 52º, 56º, True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts) and Titleist Vokey SM9 Wedgeworks (60˚, True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts). Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType SSS SB-2. Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip. Ball: Titleist Pro V1.
Thomas Pieters Height
How tall is Thomas Pieters? He stands at a height of 6′ 4″ (195cm).
Thomas Pieters’ Instagram is @thomaspietersgolf.