Who's who: Nicolas Colsaerts

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Who's who: Nicolas Colsaerts

  • Name:

    Nicolas Colsaerts
  • Also known as:

    Nico; the Muscles from Brussels
  • Country:

    Belgium
  • Born:

    Nov 14, 1982 in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Waterloo GC, nr Brussels.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000 (on 18th birthday)
  • Website:

    https://www.nicolascolsaerts.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup (2012). Multiple wins on the European Tour.

Did you know?

Colsaerts was introduced to golf by his father Patrick, who also won the club championship title at Royal Waterloo GC. He is the first Belgian golfer to have played in the Ryder Cup.

Top tournaments won by Nicolas Colsaerts

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Colsaerts, Nicolas

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

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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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Colsaerts, Nicolas

Score

1 up

Prize money

€700,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2011
Asia
264 (-24)
US$509,652
Volvo

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Colsaerts, Nicolas

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

US$509,652

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

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