Jose Maria Olazabal

  • Europeans change method of selecting Ryder Cup captain August 17, 2013

    London: The European Ryder Cup captain will in future be chosen by a select fiveman panel instead of the 15strong Tournament Committee made up of tour players. The panel is to comprise the three previous Ryder Cup captains, the chief executive of the European Tour and one representative from the Tournament...
  • Golf: Yang and Olazabal named Royal Trophy captains July 30, 2013

    Asia's first male winner of a golf major, Yang Yongeun, will captain the continent at the Royal Trophy against a European team led by Jose Maria Olazabal, organisers said on Tuesday. South Korean Yang, who beat world number one Tiger Woods to claim the 2009 U.S. PGA Championship, takes over from...
  • New Ryder Cup captain McGinley to honour Seve and Scotland January 16, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: New Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley plans to commemorate the late Seve Ballesteros and pay a special tribute to the 'Home of Golf' when he leads holders Europe against the United States at Gleneagles next year. "I can assure all of the people in Scotland that I'll have very...
  • Europe Ryder Cup captain Olazabal not to stay on till 2014 October 3, 2012

    London: Describing the role as "torture" at times, victorious Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal ruled out the possibility of staying on for the 2014 competition at Gleneagles. The Spaniard returned to Europe on Monday night, cradling the gleaming golden trophy and still reveling in Europe's stirring rally over the United...
  • Europe stun USA to win the Ryder Cup October 1, 2012

    Medinah: Erasing some of their worst Ryder Cup memories, the Europeans wore the image of Seve Ballesteros on their sleeves and played their hearts out on Sunday at Medinah to match the greatest comeback in the event's history and head home with that precious gold trophy. Europe got its payback for...
  • Poulter, Colsaerts get Ryder Cup wildcards August 27, 2012

    England's Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium were named by captain Jose Maria Olazabal on Monday as Europe's two wildcard picks for next month's Ryder Cup. World number 26 Poulter and 35th-ranked Colsaerts join 10 automatic selections in the 12-man team for holders Europe for the September 28-30 match against...
  • Olazabal announces 3 of 4 Ryder Cup vice captains August 16, 2012

    Virginia Water, England: European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal announced three of his four vice captains on Thursday, picking Irishmen Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark for the match against the United States. The 46-year-old Olazabal, who played in seven Ryder Cup matches, was a vice...