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Don't write off Colsaerts just yet

Belgian can still make an impression in Antalya

Big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts
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Sky Sports Golf, 8.30am Sunday

Nicolas Colsaerts endured a miserable second half to his third round at the Turkish Airlines Open, but he may not necessarily fade from view as the tournament heads to its conclusion.

For three-and-a-half rounds, the former Ryder Cup star tamed the Regnum Carya track in Antalya but a couple of errors left him two shots behind Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Ireland's Shane Lowry having started the third round four shots clear of the field.

The Belgian's issues began when he knocked a wedge into the water at the 11th and found more water on the 15th. Two bogeys on the back nine par fives were not what the doctor ordered as he carded 41 for the second half of his round.

But he had dropped just one shot in his previous 45 holes and it is a bit dismissive to have him at 14-5 to win his threeball with his compatriot Thomas Pieters and England's Justin Rose at 8.20am GMT.

Rose is predictably the 6-5 favourite and is eyeing a second successive title following his triumph in the WGC-HSBC in China last week.

He hit seven birdies in a faultless 64 to put him right in contention and is one of the most consistent players on the planet but it looks worth taking him on.

Pieters, meanwhile, was out in 29 to force his way up the leaderboard but had to be content with a 66 after he also found problems on the back nine.

Lowry, whose last win came in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2015, is 13-5 with BoyleSports to triumph while Aphibarnrat, who was second in last month's Italian Open and was recommended at 40-1 in Racing Post Sport to win this week, is 3-1 with Betfair, BoyleSports and Paddy Power.

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He had dropped just one shot in his previous 45 holes and it is a bit dismissive to have him at 14-5 to win his threeball
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