Ryder Cup: Tom Watson says US team must get 'even' at Gleneagles
United States (U.S.) Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson has said that the American team must get even at Gleneagles later this month, having lost five of the last six contests.
London: United States (U.S.) Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson has said that the American team must get even at Gleneagles later this month, having lost five of the last six contests.
The American team's most recent defeat was at the match at Medinah in 2012 after Europe's thrilling final-day comeback.
Watson said that the American team has to get back on track, and added that the loss at Medinah should stick in their craw, The BBC reported.
Watson has captained the US once before, winning at the Belfry in 1993, and he revealed that he was desperate to be given a second chance.
Watson said that he wanted to be captain, in the worst way, and added that when he got the call a couple of years ago, he said to himself, that he has been waiting for this call for almost 20 years.
And Former Europe captain Bernard Gallacher, who lost as captain to Watson's American team in 1993, believes it was an inspired decision by the PGA of America to approach Watson again.
Gallacher, whose nephew Stephen will compete for Europe at Gleneagles, said that he thought it was absolutely a masterstroke, adding that if anybody can keep the interest going on the American side, it's Watson.