Thomas Pieters was not even close to contending for the Italian Open title on the final afternoon, however he ended the championship with a major contender for fastest around of the year.
The two-hour barrier broke for 18 holes of tournament golf at Olgiata close Rome, a day after Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in history to run a marathon in under 2 weeks.
Out first on his own at 7:28am local time following a third-round 79 abandoned him up the area, Pieters finished his closing round in an impressive one hour, 59 minutes based on the information on his physical fitness app that he published on social networking.
Pieters opened with a birdie his inaugural of a tournament, and he also completed the front-nine about an hour after teeing off despite running up a triple-bogey seven.
Even the big-hitting Belgian kept the pace up following the flip, and put together his very best back-nine of this week since he mixed two birdies with seven pars and signed to get a creditable level-par 71 – eight shots fewer compared to his third round that comprised a quintuple-bogey nine in the 12th.
His activity data revealed the 2016 Ryder Cup star burned 1,333 calories, along with his heart rate was 122 beats per minute.
However, as unusual as it is to observe a professional golfer play 18 holes in under two hours, Pieters effort was a complete half hour slower than the fastest recorded around on the PGA Tour, set by Wes Bryan on the last day of the BMW Championship 2 years back.

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