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Jose Maria Olazabal likely for captaincy

Updated: January 17, 2011, 1:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Jose Maria Olazabal is widely expected to be appointed Europe's captain for the 2012 Ryder Cup team Tuesday.

The 44-year-old Spaniard, who played in seven Ryder Cups and was vice-captain for the past two matches, is the favorite to succeed Colin Montgomerie as captain when the European Tour's tournament committee meets in Abu Dhabi.

"If I'm chosen, I'd have no hesitation taking the captaincy," Olazabal told The Times of London newspaper Monday.

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