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].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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