Colsaerts wins his PGA Tour card and he intends cashing in Golf

Tue, Nov 13, 2012, 00:00

Big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts has won a 2013 PGA Tour card and is set to join several Ryder Cup team mates who play the majority of their golf in the United States.

"It's official now. . . PGA Tour member!!" the world number 34 said on his Twitter account yesterday after the PGA Tour season came to a close on Sunday.

Colsaerts earned enough money as a non-member in 2012 and is therefore eligible for a place on the world's most lucrative circuit next season.

Colsaerts became the first Belgian to play in the Ryder Cup in September.

The longest driver on his own circuit - at 318.6 yards he averages three yards more than the PGA Tour's biggest hitter Bubba Watson - Colsaerts said that he would still commit to events in Europe.