Olazabal captains Europe vs. Asia at Royal Trophy
Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal will lead Europe against
Asia at next year’s Royal Trophy, which is being dedicated to Seve
Europe will vie for its fifth win in six editions at the Dec.
14-16 event at Brunei’s Empire Hotel and Country Club, where
five-time major winner Ballesteros will be remembered after the
Spanish great’s death from cancer in May.
Olazabal, who replaced event-founder Ballesteros as captain in
2009, says this tournament is ”extremely meaningful to me … this
will be a very important occasion.”
Spanish pair Olazabal and Ballesteros formed the most successful
partnership in Ryder Cup history.
Olazabal is captaining Europe’s defense of the Ryder Cup in
Medinah, Illinois, in September 2012.