21 May 2012

Belgian wins world matchplay title

6:35 am on 21 May 2012

The European golf tour's World Matchplay Championship has been won by Nicolas Colsaerts.

The resurgent 29-year-old Belgian never trailed in his tightly contested match in Spain against Graeme McDowell, and he sealed the match on the last hole against Northern Ireland's 2010 US Open champion.

Colsaerts broke through for his first win at last year's China Open, but this is the biggest payday of his career - $1.2 million.