Thomas Pieters withdraws from KLM Open after bee sting reaction
European Tour

Thomas Pieters withdraws from KLM Open after bee sting reaction

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Thomas Pieters withdrew from the European Tour's KLM Open in the Netherlands on Thursday after a bad reaction to a bee sting.

The 24-year-old Belgian didn't show up for his Thursday tee time at The Dutch, with organizers saying Pieters had an allergic reaction.


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"One bee sting on Monday during the golf challenge against Joost Luiten led to a major allergic reaction with flu symptoms, and forced me to pull out of my favorite tournament of the year," Pieters said in a statement posted on his website and social media accounts.

The Ryder Cup rookie went on a recent tear to earn one of three captain's picks from European skipper Darren Clarke. He finished fourth in the men's Olympic tournament, second in the D+D Real Czech Masters and won the Made in Denmark tournament in his last three starts.

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