Olazabal to announce Ryder Cup lineup Aug. 27
Monday, January 23, 2012
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal will announce his Europe team on Aug. 27 to avoid the problems of potential players learning their fate on the final day of The Barclays.
Paul Casey came to symbolize the hazards of the selection process in 2010 when he learned that European captain Colin Montgomerie had not picked him as he played the seventh hole of The Barclays. Afterward, Casey admitted that knowing playing partner Padraig Harrington had been chosen made it difficult to concentrate.
The announcement will be made at Gleneagles in Scotland, which hosts the Johnny Walker Championship.
Olazabal said Monday ahead of this week's Abu Dhabi Championship that the timing of the selection gives him a chance to see how players perform at The Barclays.
The Ryder Cup will be held from Sept. 25.