Thomas Detry is playing his first season on the lucrative American PGA Tour and that is a great success for the time being. At the Bermuda Championships (endowment of 6.5 million dollars), he took second place.
He owed this mainly to birdies on the penultimate and final hole on the Port Royal golf course in Southampton, Bermudian. On the final hole he did that with a hole-out from the bunker.
With his final round of 67 strokes, he fell one stroke short of forcing a playoff against Irishman Seamus Power, who won for the second time in his career on the PGA Tour.
For Detry this was the best result of his career and equaling the best Belgian result ever on the PGA Tour. Five years ago, Thomas Pieters already finished in second place in the Genesis Open.
After previously finishing 12th and 9th, Detry is now in 7th place in the FedExCup ranking. At the start of the season, for example, he already seems certain of his tour card for next season. In Bermuda, the top players such as Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Scottie Schefller were not present.
The story of the tournament in Bermuda came from Ben Griffin. The American said goodbye to golf two years ago after a burnout and financial problems.
Last year he made his comeback and today he looked like he was on his way to victory, but in the last 7 holes he made 4 bogeys and a double bogey. He had to be content with a tie for third place.