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/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Søren Kjeldsen (Den), Peter Lawrie (Ire), Danny Lee (NZ) and Pablo Martin (Esp) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Tr winner Colsaerts (Belg). Colsaerts became the second Belgian (after Philippe Toussaint in 1974) to win on the European Tour. [Luxehills Intl CC, Chengdu, Sichuan, China].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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