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Nicolas Colsaerts |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 154
College: Belgium

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Nicolas Colsaerts limps into Muirfield Village for the Memorial Tournament.
Colsaerts has failed to cash a check in his last four PGA TOUR starts and hasn't recorded a sub-par score in his last 10 rounds. A member of the 2012 European Ryder Cup team, he now finds himself just hoping to be around for the FedExCup Playoffs later this year at 185th in the standings. After a T25 in 2012 in this event, he missed the cut last season. May 26 - 10:21 PM

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Nicolas Colsaerts turned in a 6-under-par 33-33=66 for his opening round of the Maybank Malaysian Open, finishing one stroke off Lee Westwood's clubhouse lead.

We last saw Colsaerts in Houston two weeks ago. He called it quits before his second round due to a neck injury. Today, he outbalanced two bogeys on his first nine -- the back side of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club -- with eight birdies. He's poised for an interesting schedule over the next few months. The Belgian has logged nine starts on the PGA TOUR, ranks 174th in FedExCup points and is currently eligible only for the U.S. Open among the slate of big-time events. This week's stop in Malaysia is his first start on the European Tour this season. It's a Ryder Cup year and he's currently 131st in the Official World Golf Ranking. It's hard to play so poorly from inside the top 50 that it's not often that a guy of his ilk is facing his logistical challenges, but it projects a busy agenda as long as he remains healthy. Of course, a win this week would go a long way at mending what has unraveled.
Apr 17 - 3:18 AM

Nicolas Colsaerts withdrew from the Shell Houston Open prior to his second round due to a neck injury.

The Belgian was scheduled to go off the first tee at 12:30 p.m. CT. He opened with a 4-over-par 38-38=76 during which he hit 10 greens but converted only one birdie. His round also included five bogeys, three of which on par 5s. It extends a terrible sophomore season in which he's logged only two top-55 finishes in nine tries. Since Colsaerts didn't qualify for the Masters, his next scheduled start is the Maybank Malaysian Open on April 17-20.
Apr 4 - 12:12 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts posted a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship.

Colsaerts entered his debut at Copperhead 3-for-5 on the season and 161st in the FedExCup standings. He's fallen to 105th in the Official World Golf Ranking and needs a massive spring and summer if he's going to return to the Ryder Cup in September. Today may prove to be a springboard. He split 10 (of 13) fairways, hit 14 greens in regulation and found four birdies. Three of the par breakers began rolling from outside 10 feet, the longest measuring 15'3" at the par-4 ninth hole. He saved the sub-70 with a par conversion from 12'1" at the par-4 18th before signing his card sitting just one stroke back of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Mar 13 - 5:45 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts has ventured to Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico for his first Puerto Rico Open.

While this is speculation, it stands to reason that the Belgian Bomber had set aside this week for the purpose of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Since he didn't qualify and the terms of his PGA TOUR status requires 15 starts, it stands to reason that he hopped on a plane to try his hand in the opposite-field event. Playing two tours, he has to budget his time accordingly. Still, at 168th in the FedExCup standings, he could use any and every FEC point he could earn this week.
Mar 4 - 9:39 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts could only muster a 3-over-par 37-38=75 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open, dropping into a share of sixth at 5-under 211.

Colsaerts played in the final threesome with Stewart Cink and Jordan Spieth, with the trio combining to shoot 13-over. The Belgian Bomber didn't exactly live up to his reputation on the par 5s, suffering three of his four bogeys on the longest holes at Torrey Pines. His only birdie came at the par-3 eighth. He'll need to do better on Sunday if he hopes to erase the three-stroke deficit and claim his first PGA TOUR title.
Jan 25 - 6:30 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts crafted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 on the South Course at Torrey Pines in his second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

The Belgian Bomber has slipped to 74th in the Official World Golf Ranking thanks to a combination of strong results from 2012 falling off and the absence of a top 40 in eight of his last 11 start worldwide. Given the inconstancy, today's loop of the harder of two tracks forces us to take notice. Not only was he free of blemishes today but he went 7-for-7 in scrambling while picking off five birdies. The longest of the set measured 36'4" and 11'11" at Nos. 13 and 14, respectively, but he found the distance en route to par saves just outside 10 feet at 3 and 4. Colsaerts is 8-under 136 at the midpoint, just two off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jan 24 - 6:23 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts begins his 2013-14 campaign at the Humana Challenge.

Colsaerts must play 15 events in order to meet the requirements of his full status on the PGA TOUR. Since he is not exempt into the same number of majors and WGCs as he was this time a year ago, we could be getting a peek at how his schedule will take a different path than in 2013. He has the length to demolish the short courses on the Humana rotation if his putter can keep up.
Jan 15 - 9:33 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts missed out on the FedExCup Playoffs, but finished inside the top 125 on the PGA TOUR money list in 2013 to remain fully exempt for 2013-14.

The Belgian Bomber limited his PGA TOUR action to 17 starts, making nine cuts and amassing $720,164. Worldwide, it was a bit of a slide for him in 2013. His best finish came after wrapping up his play in the U.S. with a T4 at the 70° OPEN D'ITALIA LINDT. He has now slid outside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings, meaning a schedule that featured three World Golf Championships and four majors in 2013 could look very different in 2013-14.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts returned to golf at today's NB3 Foundation Challenge.

Just cleaning up a loose end here. He was in our crosshairs since withdrawing early from the Wyndham Championship with an illness. At Notah Begay III's annual fundraiser today, his international foursome finished third among the three teams. With this action behind him, he'll return to official action at the KLM Open on Sept. 12-15.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 11:53:00 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts is included in the promotional field for the NB3 Foundation Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

His next official appearance remains the KLM Open on Sept. 12-15, so gamers on board in European Tour formats will get a glimpse of the Belgian in the annual charity event at Turning Stone Resort. Colsaerts has been outside the ropes since withdrawing early from the Wyndham Championship due to an illness.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts is included in the preliminary field for the European Tour's KLM Open on Sept. 12-15.

The Belgian hasn't competed anywhere since missing the cut at the PGA Championship. He withdrew from the Wyndham Championship early in the week due to an illness, thus forgoing a chance to try and qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. He retained his PGA TOUR card for finishing 110th in earnings; the Wyndham marked the final event for that conduit to status. He's 27th in the Race to Dubai, so his focus will shift at improving his position in advance of the circuit's new Final Series.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts has been removed from the published field of this week's Wyndham Championship, effectively ending his 2013 PGA TOUR season.

Colsaerts missed the cut at last week's PGA Championship to fall one spot to 127th in FedExCup points. So, he would have needed to cash this week and finish high enough to qualify for the Playoffs, a chance he has forfeited with today's decision. He's 107th in earnings (in 17 starts) and will retain fully exempt status for 2013-14, but it's a disappointment to his loyal owners that were hoping for lightning in a bottle at The Barclays. UPDATE: The News & Record reported that Colsaerts withdrew due to an illness. We'll add him to our Injury Report as a result. He does not yet appear in any of the preliminary fields of upcoming European Tour events.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts was one of three members of the 2012 Ryder Cup to qualify for next week's PGA Championship.

One of the qualifying criterion into the major allows for all Ryder Cuppers to play provided they rank inside the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking at the conclusion of this weekend's action around the globe. Colsaerts is 42nd and was one of three that hadn't previous qualified. The other two from the biennial event that needed this exemption to play Oak Hill are Francesco Molinari (39th) and Paul Lawrie (51st). All golfers inside the top 100 in the OWGR are traditionally awarded a special exemption into the major, so expect an announcement from the PGA of America on this soon.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Nicolas Colsaerts signed for a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the AT&T National and enters the third round two off the lead at 5-under 137.

Colsaerts circled three birdies on his second lap around Congressional CC, with two of them coming on par 5s. Given that he leads the field in driving distance with a 324-yard average, one would expect him to feast on the longer holes. His best PGA TOUR finish of 2013 was a T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, so he is well positioned to make his week in Bethesda, Maryland a memorable one.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 10:03:00 AM