Schmid goes low to share lead in Belgium

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Matti Schmid produced the lowest round of the week to sit alongside English duo Dale Whitnell and Sam Horsfield at the halfway stage of the Soudal Open. Morning starter Schmid made eight birdies before dropping his only shot of the day at the ninth – his closing hole – in a superb 64 which moved […]

English trio lead the way

English trio Dale Whitnell, Sam Horsfield and Callum Shinkwin lead the way after the first round of the Soudal Open. They each fired opening 65s at Rinkven International Golf Club on Thursday morning, and with no-one able to catch them in the afternoon, they head into the second round one clear of the chasing pack. […]

Colsaerts: ‘Recovery more important than golf’

Nicolas Colsaerts has just had a couple of turbulent months. At the start of the year, the 39-year-old from Brussels was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. Colsaerts has been doing a lot better since March and he is extremely excited about the Soudal Open! “All my medical test results are excellent. I am pleased […]

Pieters: “Wonderful to wake up in my bed and drive to work”

The Soudal Open is a home match for Thomas Pieters. The man from Antwerp lives 20 minutes from the Rinkven International Golf Club in Schilde. Pieters is calling all Belgian fans of golf to come and show their support in large numbers this week. “It is a wonderful feeling to wake up in my own […]

Top International Players at Soudal Open

The Soudal Open will welcome a field of top players over the weekend of 12 to 15 May. In addition to the participation of Belgian golfers Thomas Pieters, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Detry, plenty of international top players will be attending the DP World Tour tournament at the Rinkven Golf Club. One of those international […]

Detry: “I am waiting for the baby effect”

Thomas Detry enters the Soudal Open with high expectations. The 29-year-old from Brussels became a dad over the Easter weekend and is on cloud nine. Could the ‘baby effect’ lead him to his first tournament victory in the DP World Tour on Sunday? Sophia, that’s the name of Thomas Detry’s daughter. “I am waiting for […]

This is what the 18th hole looks like

The 18th hole is a magical place and spectator magnet at every golf tournament. And this will obviously not be any different at the Soudal Open. The 18th hole is scheduled for Sunday 15 May. The hole is relatively straight forward, not a particularly long hole; however, the fairway is fairly narrow, and the green […]

Come to chill or party at the 19th Hole Village

The Soudal Open’s 19th Hole Village is the perfect spot to take a breather during and after a busy day of golf … and the place to be for a spectacular Golf Party on Saturday 14 May. Every day of the tournament, the 19th Hole Village opens its doors at 7am in the morning. There […]

Discover our championship course with Thomas Pieters and Wesley Sonck

To give you a good idea of the holes at Rinkven International Golf Club, we asked Thomas Pieters and Wesley Sonck to play a few holes on it. Find out in our video series ‘Discover the course with Thomas & Wesley‘. Thomas Pieters, a DP World Tour player and Wesley Sonck, former professional football player […]

Jack Nicklaus must cancel his visit to the Soudal Open

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus was intended to be the honorary guest of the first edition of the Soudal Open but unfortunately, he informed the organisers that he can no longer attend for personal reasons. Nicklaus said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will regrettably not be able to attend the Soudal Open. I remain, of course, […]