Ryder Cup Going Back to the Future

Ryder Cup Going Back to the Future

The one criticism I keep hearing about the United States in Ryder Cup competition is too much deferring by the captain, too much a team by committee. I also keep hearing the PGA of America and its new president Ted Bishop wants to shake things up. So what better way to go back in time than bring back Tom Watson, which my sources say they plan to do.

Watson said at the Australian Open that it would be "cool" and "an honor" to come back as captain, so he's on board. The announcement will be made Thursday on the "Today" show Thursday morning. Larry Nelson, a two-time PGA champion long overlooked by the PGA, said he has not been contacted. Next in line among contemporary players would be David Toms, the 2001 PGA champion. I'd expect Toms, 46, to get the call in 2016, when the competition returns to the United States at Hazeltine in Minnesota.

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