COLSAERTS Nicolas

Nicolas COLSAERTS

BEL

Biography

ResidenceRixensart, Belgium
AttachmentAnahita Mauritius
Date of Birth:14/11/1982
Place of BirthBrussels, Belgium
Height & Weight6ft 3in 12st 4lbs (188cm 78kg)
InterestsSports, house music
Web Sitewww.nicolascolsaerts.com
Turned Pro2000 (plus 5)
Qualifying School2000*, (01), 04, 06, (07), (08)

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Biography

Nearly carded a 59 at the 2014 Portugal Masters, narrowly missing a 15ft birdie putt on the last hole of the first round. A few weeks earlier he had made the headlines after recording the longest drive on The European Tour, a 447-yard monster on the 18th hole at The Celtic Manor Resort, venue of the ISPS Handa Wales Open. The man known as the ‘Belgian Bomber’ produced one of the best Ryder Cup debuts in history when, in partnership with Lee Westwood in the Friday fourballs at Medinah, he carded eight birdies and an eagle to defeat Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker. Had been selected as one of José María Olazábal’s wildcards after some impressive performances that year, including victory in the Volvo World Match Play Championship and second place in the Volvo China Open, a fine defence of the title he won a year earlier. Began to fulfil his potential in 2009, having started the season without a category on the Challenge Tour, when he made his long-awaited breakthrough at the SK Golf Challenge in Finland. Later added the Dutch Futures, where he romped home by four shots. Those two victories, plus a further eight top ten finishes, meant he ended the year in third place in the Challenge Tour Rankings and climbed to 127th in the Official World Golf Ranking, having started the year outside the top 1,000. Turned professional in November 2000 on his 18th birthday, three days before the start of the Qualifying School Final Stage in Spain. Successfully negotiated all three stages and won the fifth card, becoming the third youngest player to achieve the feat. Comes from a sporting family as his great grandfather represented Belgium at basketball and water polo at the 1920 Olympic Games.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
European Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR200
Race To Dubai87
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 458,333 (2012)

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Professional Ryder Cup 2012 (winners) World Cup 2011, 13 Seve Trophy 2011, 13 (winners) Royal Trophy 2012, 13 (winners) Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1998, 2000 Bonallack Trophy 2000 (winners) Junior Ryder Cup 1997, 99 (winners) Jacques Leglise Trophy 1998-2000 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1997-00

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