Nicolas Colsaerts

    Nicolas Colsaerts

    Height: 6 ft. 2 in 

    Weight: 154 lbs 

    Birthday:  11/14/1982

    College:  -

    Turned Pro: 2000

    Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

    Country:  Belgium

    Sponsor: Callaway

      

    Colsaerts turned pro on the day of his 18th birthday in 2000. He successfully captured his European Tour card at that year’s Q School tournament. He would lose his card after finishing 172nd on the money list in his rookie season. He played on the Challenge Tour (second tier Tour in Europe) the following season and finished 10th in the rankings to regain his card. He would retain it for the next four years. A number of times while in the lead coming into the final day, Colsaerts imploded. He would lose his card again in 2007 after he struggled with form and ended the season 201st on the money list. Playing on the Challenge Tour for the next two years, Colsaerts regained confidence in his game. In 2009 he lost in a play-off at the Challenge of Ireland tournament but would finally capture his first pro win a couple of weeks later at the SK Golf Challenge. He would win again late in the year at the Dutch Futures tournament. He would end the season 3rd in the rankings.

    Colsaerts played solid golf on his return to the main Tour in 2010 and registered five top 10s with a best result of 3rd place at the BMW Italian Open. He ended the year 67th in the standings. He would capture his first Tour win the following year at the Volvo China Open where he won by an emphatic four shots. He also narrowly lost in the semi-final of the World Match play Championship to Ian Poulter. He would end the season 20th on the money list.

    Colsaerts would win his second (and last to date) Tour title at the 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship after beating Graeme McDowell in the final. The win brought him to a new high of 32nd in the World Rankings. He ended the year 10th on the money list and was a captains pick for the 2012 Ryder Cup.