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Olazabal names his fourth Vice-Captain

By: | Tue 28 Aug 2012

Miguel Angel Jiminez has joined fellow European Tour stars and past Ryder Cup players Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn as a Vice-Captain to Jose Maria Olazabal for the match at Medinah this September.

The assembled backroom team has an impressive record between them having played in 14 Ryder Cups and having registered 11 victories. Olazabal had this to say on Jiminez's inclusion along with the other Vice-Captains:

"Thomas, Darren and Paul were there with me supporting Colin Montgomerie in 2010 when we regained the Cup and Miguel, of course, made a huge contribution to that match including winning his singles.

“Miguel was Seve’s right hand man in 1997 and you know he has a very simple and great philosophy – he always sees the positive side and makes people feel better.

“He shares with Thomas, Darren and Paul that passion, commitment and desire to win and like them I know he will encourage everyone in the team room. I now have four great friends behind me – four guys I know, four guys I trust and four guys familiar with this contest which is so important because The Ryder Cup is unique.”


Source : European Tour


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