Jose Maria Olazabal was named today as the European captain for the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah. Olazabal has played in 7 Ryder Cups, and been the European vice-captain for the past 2 teams.
He was such a unanimous choice that the Europeans didn’t even bother voting on it before naming him as captain. Europe is hoping that he can carry his record as a player forward as the team leader (18 wins, 8 losses, 5 draws).
Olazabal told reporters:
This is a huge responsibility to be the next captain, and also, I have to say that it’s I think one of the biggest challenges, if not the biggest challenge I will have in my career, especially at this time of my career. All I can say is that I will try to do the best that I can, try to be close to the players.
Davis Love III is expected to be announced as the US captain on Thursday. Like Olazabal, Love was a vice-captain in last year’s Ryder Cup.