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

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


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.


New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter in July will be entered to win 6 Matt Kuchar Bridgestone caps and two dozen Tour B XS golf balls!

Rules and regulations: By submitting your email address, you agree to join both the Golf News Net and Bridgestone Golf email lists. To be eligible for our prizes, you must remain a subscriber on our list through the end of the contest month. If your email address disappears, it worked!

About the author

Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]thegolfnewsnet.com

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment