Thomas Pieters isn’t afraid to break a club. He’s not afraid to snap a shaft in two to teach it a lesson. But most pro golfers break clubs by snapping them over their knees, or wrapping them around trees.
Pieters, however, is strong enough to be able to break a club behind his neck. Yeah, behind his neck.
At the 2018 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday, Pieters hit a lousy approach shot into the fourth hole at Wentworth’s West Course. Pieters didn’t like it right away, and that’s when he went ahead and placed the club on his shoulders and behind his neck. Then, with one quick movement, he bent and snapped the shaft in two as he watched the shot finish.
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— The Club (@TheClub) May 25, 2018
This isn’t the first time Pieters has broken a club in competition, doing so in the 2016 British Open Championship at Royal Troon before throwing it in a bush.
After an opening 3-over 75, Pieters looks set to miss the cut at the European Tour’s flagship event.
He hasn’t played his best this year, scoring a bunch of middling finishes. It remains to be seen if the Belgian can come around in time for the Ryder Cup and to help Europe at Le Golf National in Paris.