GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal named England’s Ian Poulter and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts as his two wild-card picks on Monday.
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 in Olazabal’s squad.
Poulter also received a wild-card selection in 2008.
Colsaerts will be the first Belgium-born player to compete in the 85-year history of the competition.
United States captain Davis Love III will announce his four wild-card picks on Sept. 4 in New York.
Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Peter Hanson and Martin Kaymer also are on Olazabal’s roster.