Fiano, Torino, Italy
Current round: 1
Tee-Off: 13:30 - Tee 1
Pos.: 82Visit the Tournament’s Site.
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Even if the Belgian weather is in super form, this Monday was a great moment meeting Thierry Neuville, Andre Lotterer, this week-end heroes. This Stars and Drives day is a great initiative by Monroe to bring some motor sport and sport(wo)men in general (Xavier Malisse, Philipe Saive and many others). Special Congrats to Thierry for his extraordinar win in the WRC Rally in Germany. A real stunt!
Very early start tomorriow to Italy, for a great tournament site: Circolo do golf Torino La Mandria. This is the home of the Brothers Molinari, a rare quality place! I love the food, the language, the course and the people...
One good day last week and then a sore neck on Friday that turned worst on Saturday. Could only do 1/2 swings and no envy whatshowever to withdraw from the tournament..
Now in Prague, trying to be fit for this tournament who looks like a great nex venue on the European Tour. Thi is the future of the European Tour. So quite glad to be there...
Vincent: After an important fine tuning with Mich Vanmeerbeek in St Nom la Bretèche last week, Nicolas is ready to return on Tour tomorrow. Direction Denmark, for the Made in Denmark Open. Mich and Nicolas worked a lot on the putting routine with a new line on the ball to ensure a right set up. All the tunings are implemented to recover Nicolas' confidence on the greens.
Program: 4 weeks tournaments in a row: Denmark, Prague, Torino and Crans-sur-Sierre. After that, a week off before Wales and the Kings of Golf, the Charity at Royal Zoute with Txema Olazabal.
Superb defense by Sergio Garcia at Hoylake but Rory was untouchable...
Speaking about the Belgian Flag, what about the win of Pierre Relecom in Switzerland yesterday!
Vincent: well, yesterday night was Marcel Siem night. A lot of european golf pro's are keen footballers or at least passionnate fans.
Back to golf, this tournament is quite important for all those players who wants to find one of the last three spots available to participate at The Open.
For Nicolas, finding the confidence to score on the greens is a must to grab one of these spots and to perform at the Open also. But the B plan is not the end of the world, there is a lot of golf yet to be played this year. If Nicolas doesn't get in the British, he will enjoy 2 weeks of hollyday and 2 weeks of training before the Danish Open in August! The purpose is to have his A game from tee to green to be able to make his confidence growing in August to insure a strong end of the year! The real new start in Europe will be in August...
Vincent: to all our american friends, happy Independence Day, To Marcel Siem: congrats für die Mannshaft
Nicolas will play this week-end in Paris, it's all about confidence, certainly on the greens since a few weeks... Good training with an inspired Brian on the puting green...
The Golf National is quite demanding but maybe not for Kevin Stadler cruising at -10 and holing tons of putts (he was playing in front of us).
Thanks for all the Belgian visitors! Thanks for Lance Young (Excel) to visit us in Europe...
Pleased to see Julien Brun (Amateur) making the cut... we played together on Tuesday, lovely player, great personality...
Vincent: Nicolas arrived in Paris on Saturday and had a lot of putting since then after the disapointing results at the US open and Germany...
Two good long training days, Nicolas played 9 holes with Thomas Pieters and made a match Belgium France against two young but brillant french players Julien Brun and Leonard Bem. Julien finished quite strong with a birdie on 18 to force a french win!
Rolex Pro-Am this Wednesday afternoon, the course seems perfect with super fast greens and heavy rough...
And on Thursday great threesome with Cicco Molinari (Francesco) and Alvaro Quiros (since Nicolas and Alvaro played together in the European Royal Trophy Team they call themselves "partner")!
Football: AND WHAT ABOUT THAT WIN AGAINST A GREAT US TEAM!!!!!!! Belgians are brave!
Nicolas Colsaerts is a Belgian golf professional. Having retained his privileges on the European Tour and the PGA Tour, Nicolas is competing in both Tour events for the second consecutive year.
His selection in the European Team for the 2012 Ryder Cup was what he had always dreamed of, ever since he was a child.