2014 Ryder Cup: Tom Watson reminder to US team

Tom Watson American Ryder Cup Captain

Share this story

Claim your Bonus
Get 100% up to SGD100 Bonus on your First Deposit

Tom Watson is hoping to inspire the US team (2.05 with Dafabet) to win back the Ryder Cup later this year by reminding them of what happened the last time the two teams met.

The Europeans upset the odds at Medinah two years ago, coming back from 10-4 down going into the final day to retain the trophy with a 14.5-13.5 victory on American soil.

Not only did that help Europe secure back-to-back wins (they are 1.77 to win at Gleneagles), following success at Celtic Manor in 2010, but it also made it five wins in the last six matches between the two sides.

The experienced Watson has been brought back as captain, having led the US team at the Belfry in 1993. He lost on that occasion and seems determined to make sure he is a winner this time when the sides meet in Scotland.

The eight-time major winner feels the American players will be spurred on by their singles nightmare at Medinah to turn the tables and win back the Samuel Ryder trophy.

Watson stated: “We have something to prove. If that’s the only thing I have to say to the team, I’ll say, ‘Remember 2012. Remember 2012. What are you going to do about it?'”

Despite there still being six months before the teams clash at Gleneagles, the signs look good for the US side, which may look a lot different to the team that lined up two years ago.

Youngsters like Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker have been making a big impact on the PGA Tour and look like good bets to qualify for the final 12-man team.

Leave a comment