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Colsaerts in determined mood

Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts will continue his bid to rediscover some form at this week's Puerto Rico Open.

The big-hitting 33-year-old has dropped out of he world's top 100 after making just two cuts in four events so far on the PGA Tour.

While the world's top players are battling it out for a share of the 5.3 million prize fund in the WGC-Cadillac Championships at Doral, Colsaerts is playing for less than half that at the Trump International Golf Course in Rio Grande.

Colsaerts is looking to address consistency issues, having gone under 70 just five times in 17 competitive rounds this season.

"I must admit, this is a little frustrating," the Belgian said. "At each tournament each time I was near the top of the standings before things started to screw up and I cannot take that in the future.

Believing

"I have to keep believing but believe me, it's not a cakewalk."

Colsaerts is trying to manage playing on both tours but admits he needs to start seeing performances improve in America soon.

"I will focus the PGA Tour and the FedEx Cup (and try to get) just two or three good results for a start," he said in an interview with Belgian newspaper La Libre.

"If in June I have not really taken off it will be time to go back more on the European circuit.

"It is true I have pressure on my shoulders but I'm not worried. The game is there. The goal is always to win a PGA tournament this year.

"Throughout my career, I often found myself back to the wall and I've always bounced back."

The Puerto Rico Open, which has had three first-time winners in the last six years, also features other experienced players like David Toms, Tim Clark, Steve Flesch, Chris DiMarco, Carl Pettersson, Robert Karlsson and defending champion Scott Brown.