Thomas wins big and Pieters finds the winner’s circle again

by Maura Hutchinson

As the golf season enters its final stages, the players are gearing up to make their marks on one incredible year. Read on to find out more about Sunday’s winners on Tour and check out the latest gear they’re playing with, available now at GolfOnline.

Setting the Record Straight and Earning a 10th Title

American Justin Thomas proved he still has what it takes to win when it matters most. The Titleist player captured his 10th PGA Tour title yesterday, winning the BMW Championship by 3-strokes after setting a new course record 61 on Saturday at Medinah.

Thomas is now number one in the FedEx Cup standings and has moved up to number five in the World Golf Rankings. The 26-year-old started the final round with a 6-stroke lead that quickly dwindled down to two. But Thomas was able to hold his nerve and turn on his game to ensure he never lost the lead.

“If I have a two-shot lead with eight holes left I feel confident I can pull it off,” Thomas told reporters afterwards.

Adding, “It’s always easy when things are going well. When your back is up against the wall or when you get pressured or put a little heat on you, I think how you respond is sometimes a little bit better or show a little bit more.”

Here’s a look at Thomas’ winning bag:

Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: Titleist TS3; Titleist 915Fd
Irons: Titleist T-100; Titleist 718 MB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7; Titleist Vokey SM6
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist X5
Ball:Titleist Pro V1x

A Familiar Win for Pieters

After three years without a win, Thomas Pieters is riding high this morning after claiming victory on Sunday at the D+D Real Czech Masters. Marking the 27-year-old’s second title here in five years.

It has been a difficult season for Pieters, who only had one top-10 finish in his last 15 European Tour starts. That is, before yesterday. The Belgiun was the picture of cool on Sunday. Remaining calm and collected as he made his way around the Albatross Resort course, Pieters finished the final round with an impressive 3-under 69 to secure a one-stroke win over Adri Arnaus.

“I’m relieved. It’s been a long time,” Pieters said afterwards. “It feels good to win again. I never doubted myself but it’s just been a long road of not feeling that great with the golf swing. It feels good to get back on track again and get another win.”

Adding, “It’s difficult when everybody says you should be winning two or three times a year. It’s always nice to hear that but it’s almost a negative sometimes because I always felt like I was underachieving, but hopefully, there’s many more like this.”

Here’s a look at the Callaway gear Pieters used in Prague:

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Fairway Wood: Callaway Rogue
Driving Iron: Callaway Apex
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft