Below you can read my thoughts on a variety of topics. If there’s a question you want to ask, just fill in the form and I’ll try to answer.
I’d love to rewind to September 2016. I will be forever grateful for my week at the Ryder Cup in Minnesota.
Leopard Creek in South Africa, no doubt. The views on that course are amazing! The Old Course at St. Andrews stands as a very worthy second place. Outside of the European Tour, I’d pick Pebble Beach - every hole is something special on that course.
My wedges, for sure. Mr. Cleveland made them exactly to my preferences. I always enjoy hitting a long drive, too.
I have a workout schedule that works around the tournaments. In order to stay fit and grow stronger, I do 5 to 6 workouts a week, supervised by my physio.
+/- 420 yards during the NH Collection Open in Spain in 2014.
To be honest, not much. I was just thinking about trying to win the tournament.
I prefer a straight ball-flight with my driver, and I like to fade my irons.
A healthy nut mix, banana or apples, a sandwich and the occasional Haribo candy for when I’m low on sugar… or for when I just want candy.
At the moment, my coaches are Pete Cowen (swing), Gommaar Dhulst (physique) and Mike Small (course management, mentor). Bart Bollen coached me from 2000 through to 2014, although I still sometimes go to him for putting advice.
To complete a rubics’ cube under 2 minutes. No, seriously, I’d rather not share this with anyone. I’m not concentrating on World ranking or Race to Dubai ranking though. A better ranking comes together with good results.
About 5,000 miles ;]
Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and Michael Jordan
62 in the third round of the 2015 KLM Open
My final putt at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational during college: 14 feet, downhill, left-to-right for birdie, which in the end gave me the win. I’ll also always remember the putt that came back to my feet during the play-off at the Open de España against Jimenez.
My second shot at the 15th during the 2014 Spanish Open - I hit an 8-iron on the par-5 to two feet, made eagle, and took the lead.
Yes. My first one was on the 6th Hole (190y / 174m) at Cherry Hills Country Club during the 2nd Round of the 2012 US Amateur Match Play against Albin Choi. The second one was more recently on the 13the Hole (215y / 197m) at Albatross Golf Resort on Pro-Am Wednesday of the 2015 Czech Masters.
Depending on my tee time, I go to the gym in the morning. Then I’m at the golf course for 7 hours. After the round, I stretch, eat and go to sleep.
The rule that you can’t take mulligans. A second serve would come in handy from time to time.
It is important, but hitting it straight is more important. When I play courses that are more open, it definitely gives me an advantage hitting shorter clubs into the greens.
I studied Sports Management at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA) from 2010 to 2013, while also being part of the golf team.
Favourite male athletes > Roger Federer, Michael Jordan and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather
Favourite female athlete > Kim Clijsters
Favourite movie > Columbiana, The Dark Knight
Favourite artist > Kendrick Lamar
Favourite Book > Andre Agassi’s biography
Favourite TV shows > Friends, The Office and Californication
Favourite food > Pasta and chicken
Favourite restaurant > ‘Frituur de Vijfhoek’ in hometown Nijlen, Belgium
Biggest disappointment > No Nando’s in Belgium
Biggest fear > An appointment at the dentist
Guilty pleasure > Haribo candy
How do you want to be remembered > As a good (future) dad
Happiest moment > 16th October 2016, the birth of my nephew
Actor I would want to play me in a movie about my life > Batman in Batman
Cartoon character that best describes me > Spongebob
One thing I’ve always dreamt about doing > Drive an F1 Car
I love my life because > I’m living my dream