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Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters hits 'super speed' at the Italian Open 2019

Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters hits 'super speed' at the Italian Open 2019

Thomas Pieters took an average of 6.6 minutes to complete a hole in the fourth round of the Italian Open in the European Tour.

According to the final grouping list, Pieters "single-handedly" on Olgiata Golf Club, 6,878 m long. With a score of +8, the 27-year-old golfer has no hope of winning. And he decided to uphold the core benefits of golf when completing the round as quickly as possible.

Pieters scored three birdies, a triple bogey and ended the day with a record of 71 strokes (even par) in 1 hour 59 minutes. After reaching the 68th position, Pieters posted on Twitter the parameter recorded by the app on the smart device with the title "Great golf again". Accordingly, in addition to consuming more than 1,300 calories, he did not even need to rush to race with the clock, reflected in the lower heart rate when playing a normal golf round.

Before Thomas Pieters, a number of other professional golfers also tried to race against time to prove that fast play also achieved not bad achievement.

In 2016, Kevin Na single-handedly played the last round of the Tour Championship at East Lake (par70) and reached even par in the same time period. The following year, Wesley Bryan even surpassed the above milestone and time with a score of 69 sticks in 1 hour 28 minutes in the last round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

The table states the speed of play in top tournaments, such as the Northern Trust Open of the PGA Tour, the standard time to complete the 18-hole round is 4 hours 35 minutes for a group of three; less than four hours with a group of two. This means that the standard end time is 11 to 14 minutes for par3 holes, 13 to 16 minutes for par4 holes and 16 to 18 minutes for par5 holes. With LPGA Tour, the total duration of the round is 4 hours 50 minutes for a group of three.

The Italian Open is the fifth of eight Rolex Series tournaments of the European Tour. Bernd Wiesberger won the championship title at -16 after a spectacular comeback. He played 65 non-bogey strokes to make the three-club gap a better one-final stroke than Matthew Fitzpatrick.

The second victory with a prize of € 1,165 million ($ 1.29 million) in the Rolex Series helped Wiesberger overtake Jon Rahm's number one on Race to Dubai. This is a season-long race, competing for the title of "Golfer number one European Tour" with a prize of $ 1.5 million.

With a total prize fund of $ 7 million, the Italian Open is an attempt by the Italian Golf Federation to promote community interest in the sport, in the event of hosting the Ryder Cup 2022 at Marco Simone in Rome. Playing a catalyst, the Italian Open attracted 29,000 fieldgoers over four days.