This year, however, the 30-year-old is intending to make the team automatically.
Coltart played in the 99 edition as a controversial wild card pick, getting the nod from then-captain Mark James over such players as Robert Karlsson, who was actually higher on the points standings at the time.
Yet, while Coltart made the team, he ended up not playing until the last day, when he lost to Tiger Woods 3-and-2. Team Europe ended up losing to the United States in one of the most memorable and controversial editions in the events history.
For 2001, Coltart is aiming higher both on a personal level and as a team.
I want to play four or five times if I can, he claimed, not just get the one game.
Its all about winning tournaments and not relying on picks. Then you can qualify and prove yourself one of the solid players.
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