Miguel Angel Jimenez named fourth and final European vice-captain

Miguel Angel Jimenez
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Miguel Angel Jimenez is named as the fourth and final European vice-captain to Jose Maria Olazabal for next month's Ryder Cup.

Jose Maria Olazabal has named Miguel Angel Jimenez as his fourth and final vice-captain for next month's Ryder Cup.

Spaniard Jimenez joins Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley as Olazabal's aides as Europe look to defend the famous trophy against the United States.

Olazabal said: "Miguel's announcement means that I now have four world-class golfers as my vice-captains - all with tremendous experience of playing in the Ryder Cup, which is absolutely invaluable.

"You know he has a very simple and great philosophy - he always sees the positive side and makes people feel better.

"He shares with Thomas, Darren and Paul that passion, commitment and desire to win and like them I know he will encourage everyone in the team room."

The biennial competition this year takes place at the Medinah Country Club in Chicago on the weekend of September 28-30.

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