My first Ryder Cup was Tom Watson's last one. Now the eight-time major championship winner and I may be headed toward a Ryder reunion. Watson, who captained the United States to victory at The Belfry in 1993, says he'd like to lead the team again.
And Watson, who will be 65 when the next Ryder Cup is played at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2014, may just bring the kind of fire to the competition that will return the Yanks to winning ways. A Watson captaincy certainly wouldn't hurt.
Famously, in 1993, Watson created a bit of an international incident by refusing a request from Sam Torrance to sign his dinner menu, saying he did not want his team disturbed by such frivolity. You can imagine how the understated British press handled that!
Anyway, while in Sydney for the Australian Open, Watson said if asked, he'd serve as the U.S. captain once again.
"It would be a great honor if I got tapped on the shoulder," Watson said. "'93 was the last time I've been to a Ryder Cup. I'd like to go back as captain. That would be cool."