Thomas Pieters has had better weeks.
Only a few days after getting left off the 2018 European Ryder Cup team, Pieters was teeing it up in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre GC in Switzerland. A solid opening-round 3-under par 67 put Pieters squarely in the hunt, but things went wrong quickly during Friday’s second round.
Pieters bogeyed three of his first four holes of the day, but fought back to post a 1-over par outgoing nine holes. However, the back nine wasn’t as redeemable. A double-bogey 6 on the par-4 12th hole moved the big-hitting Belgian back to 3-over par for the day and squarely on the cutline.
He didn’t stay on that number for long, though. Playing the par-5 14th hole, Pieters two-putted for a quadruple-bogey 9 and then took out his frustrations on his putter.
Pieters would go on to birdie two of his final four holes sans putter, but his fate was already sealed.