Don't Expect Watson to Coddle Ryder Cup Team

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They put a likeness of Jack Nicklaus on a 5-pound note to honor the Golden Bear, so it says something about Tom Watson that, to the Scots, he is likely revered even more than Nicklaus.


Perhaps it is the way he adjusted his thinking and accepted the way the game is played in Scotland rather than fight it. No doubt, it has something to do with taking four of his five Claret Jugs from the Open Championship north of the border.


Watson, 63, was named U.S. Ryder Cup captain on Thursday and will take on the task of beating Europe in 2014 when the biennial event is played at Gleneagles where, in some eyes, the Americans will already be 1-up.

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