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

Thomas Pieters withdraws from KLM Open after bee sting reaction

Credit: Getty Images

SHARE THIS STORY



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.



"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.


SUBSCRIBE AND WIN PEAKVISION SUNGLASSES!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter from October 15 through December 15 will be entered to win a pair of PeakVision sunglasses of their choice! PeakVision's Dual Zone technology prevents glare while offering unparalleled clarity that's perfect for golfers. The patented PeakVision lens enhances the golfer's ability to see the contours of the greens better with high-definition amber lens which provide three times the definition than the naked eye, and we want you to experience the difference for yourself. (Rules and regulations)


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.