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Nicolas Colsaerts
Nicolas Colsaerts
Brendan Steele
Brendan Steele
David Hearn
David Hearn
Charles Howell
Charles Howell

On Tour

About Nicolas Colsaerts

Nearly carded a 59 at the 2014 Portugal Masters, narrowly missing a 15ft birdie putt on the last hole of the first round. A few weeks earlier he had made the headlines after recording the longest drive on the European Tour, a 447-yard monster on the 18th hole at The Celtic Manor Resort, venue of the ISPS Handa Wales Open. The man known as the ‘Belgian Bomber’ produced one of the best Ryder Cup debuts in history when, in partnership with Lee Westwood in the Friday fourballs at Medinah, he carded eight birdies and an eagle to defeat Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker. Had been selected as one of José María Olazábal’s wildcards after some impressive performances that year, including victory in the Volvo World Match Play Championship and second place in the Volvo China Open, a fine defence of the title he won a year earlier. Began to fulfil his potential in 2009, having started the season without a category on the Challenge Tour, when he made his long-awaited breakthrough at the SK Golf Challenge in Finland. Later added the Dutch Futures, where he romped home by four shots. Those two victories, plus a further eight top ten finishes, meant he ended the year in third place in the Challenge Tour Rankings and climbed to 127th in the Official World Golf Ranking, having started the year outside the top 1,000. Turned professional in November 2000 on his 18th birthday, three days before the start of the Qualifying School Final Stage in Spain. Successfully negotiated all three stages and won the fifth card, becoming the then third youngest player to achieve the feat. Comes from a sporting family as his great grandfather represented Belgium at basketball and water polo at the 1920 Olympic Games.

About Brendan Steele

Brendan Steele is an American professional golfer from California currently playing on the PGA Tour. Steele turned professional in 2005 and played on the Golden State Tour, winning four times. In 2006 and 2007, he played on the Canadian Tour, where his best finish was second at the 2006 Telus Edmonton Open. He began playing on the Nationwide Tour in 2008. In 2010, he won the final event of the season, the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island. This win moved him from 30th to 6th on the money list which earned Steele a PGA Tour card for the 2011 season. In 2011, Steele won his first PGA Tour event at the Valero Texas Open by one stroke by holing a seven-foot par putt on the 18th. Steele was the third PGA Tour rookie to win in 2011. In addition to a $1.1 million payday and a Tour card until the end of 2013, Steele’s victory earned invites to The Players Championship, Bridgestone Invitational, 2011 PGA Championship, and the 2012 Masters. The win also moved Steele from 115th to 19th in the FedEx Cup standings.

About David Hearn

David Hearn, known for his consistency and determination for excellence, has had a great start to the 2015/2016 season, so far capturing a Top-10 finish at The RSM Classic and two other Top-25 finishes.

In 2015, Hearn was the top Canadian on the PGA TOUR, collecting eight Top 25 finishes, including four Top 10 results, finishing 49th on the PGA TOUR Money List, and 55th in FedExCup Points. He also gave Canadians a lot to talk about and be proud of during Canada’s national tournament at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open – holding a two round lead to finish 3rd. Two weeks prior, Hearn finished 2nd after a playoff at the Greenbrier Classic.

In 2014, Hearn made six Top 25 finishes, including three Top 10 results – T6 at the Honda Classic, T8 at the Valspar Championship, and T6 at THE PLAYERS Championship. Hearn also played in the elite field at the British Open and finished at T32.

In November 2013, Hearn teamed up with Ottawa’s Brad Fritsch to represent Canada at the 57th ISPS Handa World Cup in Melbourne, Australia where they finished 5th overall in a star-studded field of world-class players. That same year, Hearn finished 2nd at the John Deere Classic in a playoff, T21 at the US Open and Memorial Tournament in addition to four other Top 25 finishes.

Rookie of the Year on PGA Tour Canada in 2002, Brantford’s David Hearn has had a long and successful career spanning several professional tours. After playing in Canada and Asia early in his career, Hearn broke through in 2004, winning on both Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada and the Web.com Tour (then the Canadian Tour and Nationwide Tour respectively).

In addition to his successes on the course, Hearn has also made a difference off the course. Founded in 2015, the David Hearn Foundation’s central focus will be to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada in reducing the personal and social impacts of the disease by raising funds to provide individuals and families with needed programs and services.

Follow David Hearn on Twitter: @HearnDavid

About Charles Howell

Howell was born on June 20, 1979 and raised in Augusta, Georgia. It seems fitting, then, that he’d become a professional golfer. Growing up a few miles away from Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, a young Charles Howell III was inspired. He was as member of Augusta Country Club, which is adjacent to Amen Corner. His next-door neighbor, Graham Hill, first introduced him to golf when he was 7. With an inspiring knack for the game, Howell won five tournaments before his 11th birthday. He shot his first sub-70 tournament round at age 10, the same year he began taking lessons from instructor David Leadbetter. Howell is a graduate of Westminster Schools of Augusta and Oklahoma State University. He was the individual winner at the NCAA Division I Golf Championships in 2000—with a record-setting 23-under-par performance. That same year he won the Haskins Award, honoring the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States. Charles Howell III played several professional events as an amateur, competing in his first PGA Tour event at the age of 17. He ultimately turned professional in 2000, playing in his first tournament at the Canon Greater Hartford Open and has two career PGA Tour victories. Howell is currently active on the professional golf circuit. He resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Heather, and their two children.