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Born: 13 January 1993
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium.
College: University of Illinois
Resides: Dubai, UAE
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 0
Other wins: 1
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Thomas broke into the world's top 100 for the first time in 2020 and remained there at the end of 2021. He's posted FIVE 2nd place finishes on the European Tour and one on the PGA Tour. He is considered one of the best European Tour members without a win.
In 2016, he set a new record by winning a Challenge Tour event by 12 strokes, which demonstrates his talent. With 18 top 10's between 2017 and 2020 on the European Tour, he can be expected to win in the very near future. Once he gets that win it is likely he will be a future Ryder Cup star for Europe.
Thomas has own website where he blogs quite often. This offers a weekly insight into how he's feeling about his game.
Thomas moved to Dubai early in 2021, expect him to post some good results in events in the Middle East as he spends more time practicing out there. He will play a mix of PGA Tour and DP Tour events in 2023.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Thomas is undoubtedly getting closer to that first win as shown by hs display in Bermuda. Recent efforts have shown improvement but we should expect that win to come from off the pace following his performance at Nedbank. We have set his GBC Pressure Performance Rating to ⭐⭐⭐.
❌ Co-led the Nedbank Golf Challenge going into the final round but shot 77 to finish seven shots behind winner Tommy Fleetwood.
✅ Began the final round of the Bermuda Championship four behind the leaders. Shot 67 to finish one behind winner Seamus Power.
➖ Began the final round of the BMW PGA Championship one shot behind the leaders and shot 69 to finish three shots back of winner Shane Lowry.
✅ Thomas would lose out in a playoff at the Scottish Open. A final round 67 was a good effort as he was joint leader going into the final round. Holed a clutch putt on the 72nd hole to get into the playoff.
➖ Began the final round of the Porsche European Open two shots behind Matthew Southgate. Shot 69 to finish 2nd to Armitage by two shots. A better effort.
❌ Led the Dubai Desert Classic by one shot after 36 holes and shot +2 to end the day seven shots behind Paul Casey who took 10 shots less than him.
✅ Finished 4th in the final round of the Cyprus Showdown where the last 16 all started at level par.
❌ Started one shot behind Jamie Donaldson at the Cyprus Open. Shot 69 to finish five behind Callum Shinkwin who shot 64. A poor final round effort.
✅ Started final round of the Celtic Classic two shots behind Sam Horsfield and finished two shots behind him, both shooting 67.
✅ Started final round of the Hero Open three shots behind Sam Horsfield and finished one shot behind him, shooting 66.
Likes a birdie fest
2nd place at Bermuda with 18 under par in 2022. In 2021, the 2nd place finish at the Scottish Open was low scoring. Four best finishes in 2020 were scores of -15 or better (including Cyprus Showdown).
2nd at Bermuda in 2022 followed average form. Both 2nd place finishes in 2021 followed mediocre performances the week before, as was the case in 2020. The same in 2018 when his best two finishes (3rd place at KLM Open and 3rd at Turkish Airlines Open) followed missed cuts.
0-1. Thomas lost out to Min Woo Lee at the 2021 Scottish Open.
"This time next year I hope to be sitting inside the Top 50 and with one or two new trophies on my mantlepiece too!"
"Without a doubt, my new caddy Mike has been the biggest bonus to the team this year. He’s managed to inject an amazing extra energy amongst us on and off the course and his passion towards his work and the game has definitely had a knock on effect on me too!"