Tom Watson has been named the US Ryder Cup Captain for the 2014 matches at Gleneagles. Having lost 5 of the last 6 matches, the US PGA has called for the 8 time major winner to turn the tide in a move that could prove to be a masterstroke. They’ve turned their back on their recent tradition of picking former major winners in their late 40’s preferring someone who is a true legend of the game and who has had success as a Captain before (the last one to do so on foreign soil). Not only is Tom loved throughout the golfing world (he is extremely popular in Scotland where the matches will be played), but it’ll also be the first time the US leader will be of a greater golfing stature than Tiger Woods. Sure, Tiger has more majors to his name, but only Jack Nicklaus commands a greater level of respect from golf fans than Tom, so surely he’ll get the best out of the former world number one and we’ll finally see Tiger perform to his best at the Ryder Cup? After the miracle at Medinah and Europe’s dramatic final day victory, the US will be desperate to win the trophy back and who better than Tom Watson to lead them into battle?
PerryGolf will be offering some fantastic packages to the 2014 Ryder Cup, which will be available to view on our website in the upcoming weeks. Watch this space for the exact details.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 13 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.
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