Luke Donald chose Nicolas Colsaerts to be his third vice captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, which will take place in Rome, Italy, from September 26 to October 1.
Colsaerts and Lee Westwood played well in the fourball round on Friday and beat Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, which was a big part of Europe’s historic Ryder Cup win at Medinah in 2012.
Before the DP World Tour took its place, Colsaerts won three tournaments on the European Tour. In order to keep his Tour card, he won the 2019 Open de France, which was his most recent win. In 436 Tour tournaments, he finished in the top 84 times.
Colsaerts is a fan favorite on the Tour, so the European team should welcome him with open arms. Thomas Bjrn will be captain, and Edoardo Molinari will be his vice captain in 2023. His choice is a late birthday present, since he just turned 40.
Colsaerts had said, “Luke asked for it, which made me very happy. When Colsaerts think about the Ryder Cup, he think back to the year he played in it and how lucky I felt to be representing Europe in such a well-known competition. Luke was on that team, and he told me how important it was to win the Ryder Cup.
Nico has been on the mind of Captain Donald for a while. In 2012,Colsaerts was on his team, so I could see how much it meant to him. He knows how hard he has to work to protect Europe and the Ryder Cup.
Nico gets along well with every DP World Tour player, so he will be a great person to watch European tournaments with while he was in the US. Thomas, Edoardo, and Nico are great additions to Colsaerts support team, and he was thrilled that we get along so well.
Team Europe’s vice captains for the 2023 Ryder Cup will be Thomas Bjorn, Edoardo Molinari, and Nicolas Colsaerts. The Ryder Cup will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Colsaerts helped Europe at Medinah in 2012. Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker lost to him and Lee Westwood in a four-ball match on Friday. He and Lee Westwood won with eight birdies and one eagle.
The 2019 Open de France was the third DP World Tour title for the Belgian.
His tour card was in danger, and he just barely kept it. He has played in 436 Tour events, which is enough to put him in 84th place overall.
Colsaerts, who just turned 40 last week, will be a vice captain along with Edoardo Molinari and Thomas Bjorn, who will lead Europe in 2022.
The two vice captains, Thomas Bjrn and Edoardo Molinari, are like family to them. Luke is able to take the best parts of each of us because we all have different personalities.
Donald says that he has been thinking about Colsaerts for “a few months” and that he “understands what it means to represent the European crest.”
Nico is liked by everyone on the DP World Tour, so he is the best person to keep track of what’s going on in Europe while he was in the U.S. He was happy with how things are going in the back room, and Colsaerts can talk to Thomas, Edoardo, and Nico just as well as he can talk to anyone else.