Thomas Pieters wasnt even close to arguing for the Open title on the final afternoon, but he ended the tournament with a leading contender of the year for quickest round.
The barrier struck for 18 holes of tournament golf at Olgiata close Rome a day later Eliud Kipchoge became the first man in history to run a marathon in under two hours.
Out first on his own at 7:28am local time following a third-round 79 abandoned him picked up the field, Pieters completed his closing round at a remarkable one hour, 59 minutes based on the data on his exercise program he printed on social media.
Pieters opened with a birdie, just his inaugural of a disappointing tournament, and he also completed the front-nine around an hour later teeing off while running up a triple-bogey seven at the eighth.
The big-hitting Belgian kept up the speed following the flip, also put together his very best back-nine of this week since he mixed two birdies with seven pars and signed for a creditable level-par 71 – eight shots fewer than his third round that comprised a quintuple-bogey nine at the 12th.
His activity data showed the 2016 Ryder Cup star burned 1,333 calories, and his heart rate was 122 beats per second, peaking at 173.
However, as odd as it is to find an expert golfer play 18 holes in under 2 weeks, Pieters campaign was a full half hour slower than the quickest recorded round on the PGA Tour, set by Wes Bryan on the final afternoon of the BMW Championship 2 years ago.
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