Nicolas Colsaerts says it "doesn't sit well" former Ryder Cup stars Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia received preferential treatment for years but still expect the same after joining the LIV Golf League as he opened up on the rare kidney disease that almost took his life.
In an interview with Tom Kershaw of The Times of London, the 40-year-old Belgian has spoken about a number of topics.
Chief of which was the horror of waking up to seeing his ankles double in size whilst in Dubai playing on the DP World Tour a little over a year ago.
Colsaerts revealed he feared the worst and felt angry, questioning: "Why me? I always considered myself to be a pretty good person."
He said he struggled to record a voice note to tell Thomas Bjorn that he was rushed to hospital as he held back tears.
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Doctors later confirmed that Colsaerts was suffering from blood clots as a result of primary membranous nephropathy, which is a kidney-specific autoimmune disease.
He also claimed that it is "the spirit" of the Ryder Cup that is suffering as a result of the bitterness that has emanated from the emergence of LIV Golf.
Fast-forward to the present day and he has now received the all-clear.
In October, Colsaerts was named one of Luke Donald's three vice-captains alongside Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari for the dust-up in Rome later this year.
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Colsaerts has seen first hand how ugly things appear to have been behind the scenes with regards to the DP World Tour family after the emergence of the breakaway tour.
Poulter, Lee Westwood and Europe's record points scorer Garcia have become estranged from Ryder Cup Europe.
Poulter made the headlines last week after he lashed out at the DP World Tour over a perceived birthday sleight.
Rory McIlroy has taken centre stage and previously claimed he has felt a sense of "betrayal".
Reigning U.S. Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick joked he would happily room with Garcia in September.
Next month a five-day hearing will take place place in London to determine whether the European-based circuit has the legal power to ban players from the DP World Tour.
Colsaerts told Kershaw:
Asked about Garcia and Poulter's behaviour, he added:
The 2023 Ryder Cup will be played at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome.
It will be the 44th match between Europe and the U.S.
Colsaerts comments come as it appears PGA Catalunya has emerged as a favourite to host the 2031 Ryder Cup.
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