Olazabal names Colsaerts, Poulter as wild-card picks for Ryder Cup
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Olazabal names Colsaerts, Poulter as wild-card picks for Ryder Cup


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European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal did as expected on Monday, selecting Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts with his two wild-card picks to round out the dozen-man team headed to Medinah next month.

The Spaniard called the Poulter pick "obvious," which it was. Poulter is 8-3 in three previous appearances in the Ryder Cup, including an outstanding a 4-1-0 record in 2008 at Valhalla in a losing effort.



Colsaerts will be making his Ryder Cup debut after boasting a strong 2012 campaign, including a win at the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain, defeating Graeme McDowell in the process.

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