Sunday, January 11, 2009

Olazabal would consider 2010 Ryder Cup

captaincy if he is offered it

Jose Maria Olazabal has reiterated his desire to play in the 2010 Ryder Cup but admitted that he would consider the captaincy if he is offered it.
The Spaniard, Nick Faldo's deputy when Europe lost to the United States at Valhalla, Kentucky, last September, suffered defeat in his first competition as Europe's captain when Asia eased to a 10–6 victory in the Royal Trophy at the Amata Spring club in Bangkok, Thailand, today.
The European committee will meet in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to discuss Faldo's successor and Olazabal is thought to be high on its wish list. The 42-year-old would prefer to be a playing member of the team for the biennial contest with the US at Celtic Manor in South Wales, however, but hinted that if he fails to win his ongoing battle with rheumatism and does not return to the competitive game, he would like to take the lead role.
"I would love to be considered, I'm not going to deny that," he said. "I've never denied that being captain of the Ryder Cup is something really special, it's a privilege, but it's always been like that. It's always nice to be named but if now is the right time or not, I'm not sure.
"I would love to be playing - if these guys allow me. I think maybe it is too soon [to be captain] but time will tell."



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