Found August 27, 2012 on Fox Sports:
"European Ryder Cup player" is a better tag than "party animal." Nicolas Colsaerts has worn both labels. He'll wear the former with great pride when he tees it up at Medinah as one of European captain Jose Maria Olazabal's two wild-card picks. Colsaerts will make history by becoming the first Belgian to play in the biennial match. It's a long way from his days as a playboy. There was a time when Colsaerts was an unlikely Ryder Cup player, given his career path. He seemed more interested in getting the most out of life than making the most out of his talent, even though there was no shortage of people telling him to work harder. "I was told that a million times," Colsaerts said. "But it has to come from you. No one has time to babysit anyone 00000000000ut here." The Belgian turned pro as an 18-year-old when he took the fifth card at the 2000 European Tour Qualifying School. "It seems like 40 years ago," he said. Rathe...
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