Also known as:Nico; the Muscles from Brussels
Born:Nov 14, 1982 in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
Original/Home Club:Royal Waterloo GC, nr Brussels.
Turned Pro:2000 (on 18th birthday)
Played as the Open de France (Oct 17-20). Second-placed Joachim B. Hansen (Den) finished 1 shot behind Colsaerts (Belg), who recorded his first European Tour win in over seven years. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 17-20). Colsaerts (Belg) beat Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final to record his biggest European Tour win to date. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
Played as the Volvo China Open (April 21-24; OneAsia/European Tours event). Second-placed Søren Kjeldsen (Den), Peter Lawrie (Ire), Danny Lee (NZ) and Pablo Martín (Esp) finished 4 shots behind 28-year-old Nicholas Colsaerts (Belg), who recorded his first European Tour win. Colsaerts became the second Belgian (after Philippe Toussaint in 1974) to win on the European Tour. [Luxehills Intl CC, Chengdu, Sichuan, China].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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