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Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom - England

Current round: 2

Thru: 18

Total: 0

Pos.: 47

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BMW PGA Championship Virginia Water England

Wentworth, Friday 27 May 2016

Pictures by Philippe Gaudy: Gallery - BMW Championship and click the day!

Not an easy day for scoring... More wind... Less -6 or -7 rounds today. For my part it was more a tribute to Seve Ballesteros than my own game. Didn't touch many greens nor fairways but had great recoveries, short game and putting. 25 putts, not my usual stats...

This Wentworth course is very demanding, 13-14-15 remain a tough stretch of holes, the 16th green is the most tormented one on the course... Off the tee it's never easy, the wind is omnipresent, the bunkering is heavy and only par 3's are not dog legs...

Let's rest to make a decent week-end!

Wentworth, Thursday 26 May 2016

Pictures by Philippe Gaudy: Gallery - BMW Championship and click the day!

Very frustrating round, never felt the right speed on the greens. It seemed that they were slower than yesterday. Played steadily the first 12 holes, touching nearly all greens but never found the momentum. The eagle missed on 12 was a killer, the ball jumped out of the hole and I followed with two bogeys...

Definitely need to find the mojo on the greens tomorrow as fast as I can, I'm playing too good to be over par...

Wentworth, Wednesday 25 May 2016

Great pro-am day today with Peter Swann, Brian O'Driscoll (ex captain of the Irish Rugby team and a legend of that sport) and the famous Neil Horan (from the One Direction group). in fact we won the overall ranking, and the afternoon ranking, great job guys. Also, more than 36.000 pounds raised for the Research against cancer for Children, another great initiative from BMW.

This championship in Wentworth is our flagship event and I must say that all players are proud of this event. The hospitality infrastructures are just unbelievable and the crowd is always enormous...

A key moment for the European Tour but also an important rendez-vous for the players! The greens are surprisingly very firm and quite fast, pin positions will play a big role this week! 

Wentworth, Monday 23 May 2016

Great day on The Berkshire GC with Tom De Raedt and his friends. What a nice genuine "old style" course, the kind of 18 holes we would like more in Belgium. Nothing fancy but a beautiful use of the land, trees and heather, space to breath, 6 par 5 - 6 par 4 and 6 par 3's and lovely people to run the club. 5 min from famous Sunningdale and Wentworth, this was a discovery and a great one, thanks Tom!

We were playing under a bright sun and this was really enjoyable after 2 weeks in very demanding weather...

Staying this week with Marcel Siem and Thomas Pieters in a beautiful house in charming Surrey, we all hope for a decent week of golf, all three very curious to discover the new changes on the courses...

Irish Open at the K Club - Dublin Ireland

K Club, Sunday 22 May 2016

Not enough greens and not enough birdies today. Really never created a momentum with one or two birdies in a row to make a move on the leaderboard. But then you need to stay patient. My approaches were very good and I could build on a strong par defense. My confidence is building, take the positive out of this tournament.

My 3 last finishes are 15 - 3 - 25, let's continue in the same vein, building for Rio!

K Club, Friday 20 May 2016

Speaking about the wrong draw, this is a superb one! Rain for nearly 32 holes and the other draw have played 36 holes dry! The fact is that it's quite cold here also, rain and cold is not a pleasant cocktail.

But still in there... Some tee shots are very tough at the K Club, big trees and water are also playing an important role, really a Ryder Cup course... Gonna give it a go this week-end!

Next week, on the pro-am in Wentworth, The European Tour asked me to play with Tim Henman, the tennis player, and Niall Horan, the One Direction group member... Always loved the serve and voley game of Timothy and I remember some fine matches between Tim and our Xavier Malisse, who won twice in Majors against Tim! A lot to talk about... And Niall Horan will provide us a nice group of supporters... Looking forward to. "Hey, David Park (European Tour Players Relations), I'm your man, see you on Wednesday for the pro-am! Thanks for the company..."

K Club, Thursday 19 May 2016

How cold and wet it was this morning! Nevertheless, I had a good start in the pouring rain in a strong wind and when the rain stopped I had still two good chances to make birdies on holes 8 and 9 (I started on 10). So a good round not a great one, I will finish the day in the pack...

The sun is shining now, the course is soft so the scores will be better this afternoon...

K Club, Tuesday 17 May 2016

A great course, a great and emotional Ryder Cup here at the K Club, all ingredients are present for a good tournament, really looking forward to.

What a striking contrast between the Mauritian coast and the inland Kildare! There are some swing adjustments to be made, the ball must fly here and, in Mauritius the uncommon strong winds forced us to play links golf. But Anahita is still a wonderful paradise...

Rory is the hero here and I must say that I give all credit for supporting this event the way he does. The venue and the prize-money are just great, this is a boost for the European Tour...

Afrasia Mauritius Open - Anahita Four Seasons

Anahita, Sunday 15 May 2016

The worst you can have is two quick hook on the two first tees. There goes your confidence and your flow away! The worst 11 holes stretch for a while... but on 12 the gods of golf send me some composure and I was back on track. Tough course under this wind, Anahita bited a lot of players today, and I was among them, but I managed to finish strongly, birdies on 16 and 17 could also fall...

Podium, jump to 67th place on the Race to Dubai... Let's build from that in Ireland next week!

Anahita, Saturday 14 May 2016

Out of rythm, since the first tee, bad irons shots as a consequence... I didn't figure it out but Mich explained me after the round that I was too slow on the upswing and tried to catch up by going faster on the downswing. That error costs me 5 strokes on par 3. Pathetic!

But Mich cheered me up because the 5 birdies are always a good sign in the third round. Even if the leader looked very solid there are still an handful players who can win the Trophy. So I'm still in the hunt, just a matter on recovering my Friday's feeling... Tomorrow I need a low one from the start, to put pressure on the leaders...

Once again the course protected his par very well, the pin placements and the wind were helping the defense, only 12 players under par today, and 5 on the leaderboard... A great tournament...

Anahita, Friday, 13 May 2016

This is the golf at my best. In match play today, I could have been a really tough opponent to beat because I was in the zone, showing a rare display of great shots in heavy wind conditions.

-7, new course record, Mich said it is worth a -12 in a normal wind conditions.

I confess: yesterday was a round to forget, done! The practice afterwords with Mich seemed efficient...

Anahita, Monday 9 May 2016

What a pleasure to be on Tour this week! Anahita is my second home and I have the feeling to play at home...

I'm sure my colleagues will appreciate the setting on the beautiful tropical coast of Mauritius but the icing on the cake remains the quality of the design of our manicured course. Ernie Els is the architect of this award winning golf course and at the first sight I knew that he had done a superb work. Since then I have always the same pleasure to be on those links...

This is our last tournament outside Europe for a while, let's enjoy the tension of a tournament in Paradise...

Volvo China Open

Beijing, Sunday 1 May 2016

Finishing 15th in Beijing is always a good result even if there was more to take. On Sunday I could never create the momentum and the two first bogeys didn't give me the boost of confidence that I needed.

Nevertheless I was up there till Sunday, the stats are good and the game is in shape.

Some great news before a 3 days training in Finca Cortesin where I will also join Patrick Renard (CEO Knauf) for the President's Tournament (tournament between the CEO's of France and Belgium).

Beijing, Tuesday 26 April 2016

Volvo has always been my lucky companion through my career. Per Ericsson has witnessed all my victories, he handled me my two Trophies, Thanks again Per. Per is Head of the Volvo involvement in professional Golf, a great friend of the European Tour.

Topwin GC is our host this week and is in great shape, my victory in 2011 was in Luxehills.

Tee time at 12:10 (Local Time) on Thursday

Shenzen International Genzon China

Genzon, Friday 22 April 2016

Unlucky here in Shenzen, disrupted tournament due to thunderstorms, long days, waiting and more waiting...

2nd round tomorrow at 6.50 local time...

Spanish Open by Sergio Garcia Foundation

Valderrama, Friday 15 April 2016

The +5 yesterday was a killer and today with the wind I never found the mojo, with a much too early double bogey after a promising birdie.

Tomorrow Finca Cortesin and Sunday off to China!

Valderrama, Wednesday 13 April 2016

History has been made on this legendary course, the Ryder Cup in 1997 captained by Seve Ballesteros and a number of Volvo Masters.

Tough course indeed, no room for any mistake, very demanding from the tee, small undulated greens, all the ingredients designed by Robert Trent Jones to create then the best European course!

Thanks to Sergio Garcia to give an hand to the European Tour to give us such a wonderful event!

A lot of players are back in Europe from the Masters after the incredible Green Jacket won by Danny Willett. Awesome performance Danny!

Training Florida The Bears

Jupiter, Friday 8 April 2016

This training week comes to an end. After the successful eye surgery, I'm very pleased of the result.

Off to Valderrama now for the Spanish Open!


Nicolas Colsaerts is a Belgian golf professional and regular member of the European Tour.


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