Colsaerts was one of four players in their 20s in Europe's team, along with Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari. With the likes of Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell still having plenty of Ryder Cups left in them and young players such as Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and Matteo Manassero of Italy considered stars of the future, Europe looks well stocked.
"You don't know what the future will bring — who would have thought we would have players like Rory or Nicolas seven years ago?" Olazabal said. "That's the beauty of the European Tour. It always produces great players."
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