Miguel Angel Jimenez named captain

Updated: August 25, 2012, 10:05 AM ET
Associated Press

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal has chosen fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez as his fourth and final vice captain.

Jimenez joins Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn for Europe's defense of its Ryder Cup title against the United States at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago from Sept. 28-30.

Jimenez was vice captain to Seve Ballesteros in 1997, and has competed in four Ryder Cups, including wins for Europe in 2004 and 10.

Olazabal will choose his two wild-card players on Monday with England's Ian Poulter and Belguim's Nicolas Colsaerts the leading contenders.


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