Jose Maria Olazabal hails Nicolas Colsaerts performance

Nicolas Colsaerts
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Europe Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal hails Nicolas Colsaerts display in Friday's fourballs as "something really special".

Europe Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal was quick to heap praise on Nicolas Colsaerts's "impressive" performance as he helped Europe reduce the deficit in the Ryder Cup.

Colsaerts produced a remarkable round of 10-under-par as he and Lee Westwood defeated Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker in Friday afternoon's fourballs, and Olazabal acknowledged the importance of the point that meant Europe ended the day 5-3 behind.

"I think Nicolas did something really special today.

"If the information that I got was correct, I think it's been the best scoring for a rookie in the history of The Ryder Cup, so it was quite an impressive performance. It was a huge point for us."

Olazabal will be hoping for another point from Colsaerts as he partners Sergio Garcia in Saturday morning's foursomes.

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