Born on November 14, 1982, Nicolas Colsaerts is a professional golfer from Belgium who currently plays in the European tour. He turned pro in 2000 the day he turned 18 and gained his European tour card right after. He qualified for 2010 by finishing third on the Challenge Tour in 2009.
He was the leading halfway through the Irish Open in 2006 but a bad weekend caused him to finish tied at 53rd. He also led in the Scandinavian Open but tied for 24th place in the finish. He nearly won the 2009 Challenge of Ireland after the final round 38 but lost in the sudden death play-off to Robert Coles. Colsaerts finally won a tournament a few weeks later at the SK Golf Challenge, his first victory in the Challenge Tour. This was followed by another victory at the Dutch Futures in October.
Colsaerts performed well in 2010, finishing third at the BMW Italian Open and retaining his Tour Card for 2011 after placing 67th on the Race to Dubai. His most recent win in 2011 is the Volvo China Open on April 24, 2011, by a four stroke margin, with Soren Kjeldsen and Peter Lawrie close at his heels.
Colsaerts has a total of eight professional wins, one in the European tour, two wins in the Challenger tour and five in other tournaments. He has three amateur wins, at the 2000 Belgian Stroke Play Championship, the Belgian Match Play and the French Boys Championship. He currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.