Nicolas Colsaerts, a European Ryder Cup wild-card selection, and team captain Jose Maria Olazabal discuss their team's chances at a news conference in Gleneagles, England. Olazabal named England's Ian Poulter and Belgium's Colsaerts as his two wild-card picks on Monday.
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Ian Poulter of England was picked by European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal on Monday as one of two wild-card selection for the match against United States at Medinah Country Club Sept. 28-30.
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GLENEAGLES, Scotland — European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal said Monday that picking Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium — along with England's Ian Poulter — as his wild-card selections is not a gamble. The 32-year-old Poulter will be competing in his fourth Ryder Cup since making his debut in 2004 while Colsaerts will be playing in his first and is the only rookie on Olazabal's squad.