Watson wants his American players up for Ryder Cup

Published: 07/01/2014

Whenever Tom Watson has spoken about his role as Ryder Cup captain he has been at pains to stress his desire, and that of opposite number Paul McGinley, that the 40th contest at Glen- eagles this year be played in the right spirit.

But scratch beneath the surface of the platitudes and it does not take long to realise just how badly Watson wants to regain the trophy after years of European domination.

Europe have won seven of the last nine biennial contests, causing the PGA of America to ask Watson to reprise his role. He was captain at the Belfry in 1993 – the last time the United States tasted success on European soil.

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