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Belgian duo Pieters and Detry win the World Cup of Golf

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ABOUT: Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry held off a late run from then team on home turf to win the World Cup of .The Belgian pair started the day with a five-shot lead at the politan Club in and carded a four-under round of 68 to secure the title.It was a rare uneven round from the pair who were three under at the turn but dropped three shots on the back nine to finish 23 under for the tournament. Then pairing of Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman had a clean final round and rose three places up the leaderboard with a 65, but their second-day 76 meant the pair could only tie for second on 20 under.They were joined by Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Roberto Diaz who went round in six under on Sunday.Reigning champions Denmark, represented by Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen, rose seven places with a 65 and were tied for fourth on 17 under alongside Canada.England duo Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter finished eighth on 15 under after a 70 on Sunday, three shots ahead of Irish pair Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne on 12 under, while Scotland’s Russell Knox and Martin Laird went round in 73 to finish tied 14th.’It was a long back nine’ Pieters said while surrounded by family, friends and fans, some with Belgian flags stuck on their heads, just off the 18th green.’s Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith pulled to within two strokes late in the round, thanks to holing out from the bunker for a birdie by Smith and a 12-foot par save on the next hole by Leishman.’Belgium was clearly the best team all week,’ Leishman said. ‘When you come up against someone like that, we did what we had to do to put the pressure on and they were just too good.’If there was any doubt, Pieters’ approach to four feet on the 18th set up a final birdie by Detry to give the Belgians a 23-under total of 265.’We were both nervous at times, but to finish with a birdie was special,’ said Pieters

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