Ryder Cup captain José Maria Olazábal and two of his fine players – Martin Kaymer and Francesco Molinari – will add a sense of Ryder Cup fever to the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura next week.
All three will play in the sixth edition of the Portugal Masters at the Oceânico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura. Captain marvel Olazábal, took Europe to an incredible 14 ½ – 13 ½ victory over the USA at Medinah Country Club thanks to the players in the final two pairings who managed to match the bravery of the ten players who had finished their games in front of them.
Olazábal will also be joined by the four guys who were behind the scenes with him all week in Medinah, Vice-Captains Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paul McGinley will also competing in the €2,250,000 tournament.
All sixteen people plus many more who travelled to Medinah played their part in the astonishing victory which will go down in history forever and I for one am glad it’s every two years as I don’t think I could handle that pressure year on year.
Just in case you missed the wining putt, here it is again!