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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 24: Ian Poulter of England hits his tee-shot on the 18th hole during the final round of The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
(PhatzRadio / Golf.com) — 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. “It is true Nicolas is going to be the only rookie on the team but we do have an experienced team,” said Olazabal. “Out of the 12 players, 11 have played Ryder Cup. They have proven they can handle that pressure. They have the experience so we do have a very solid team. “He’s had a very solid season and on top of that he has made the extra effort trying to make the team, and he really showed me that he wanted to be part of that team and that is the reason I chose him.” Colsaerts was 12th in the European Ryder Cup table, two places outside of automatic qualification. His comm
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