Big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts is on the outside looking in to the European Ryder Cup team, but he feels his C.V. from this season is more than enough to merit one of Jose Maria Olazabal’s two wild-card picks.
“You’re only looking at two or three options, so it’s quite simple,” he said, according to Golf by Tour Miss. “But what I’ve done I’ve showed basically everything I could have done to get the pick.”
Colsaerts won the Volvo World Match Play championship this season, taking down Graeme McDowell in the final in Spain. He hopes that victory, as well as the rest of his season, will be enough to garner a pick.
With Ian Poulter ineligible to earn points toward qualifying at The Barclays this week and a mortal lock for one of the two picks, Colsaerts is battling Padraig Harrington and, somewhat improbably, Thomas Bjorn for the last pick.
Colsaerts could still make the team on points, however, displacing Martin Kaymer from the top 10 with a three-way tie for second place or better at this week’s Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
“Fortunately, I still have a way to get myself in,” he said, “but I’d like to think that I’m a pretty good position to get a pick.”