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Why Tom Watson Isn't the Answer as US Ryder Cup Captain
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Tom watson rooted his U.S. team to a victory at The Belfry in the 1993 Ryder Cup.

Tom Watson is one of the great gentlemen in the history of golf.

He played the game hard and very well, winning eight major championships and has become a great ambassador for the game much like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

His selection this morning as captain of the 2014 United States Ryder Cup team has raised eyebrows and ruffled feathers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

With the United States having lost seven of the last nine of the biennial matches, the PGA of America obviously felt that something drastic was needed. Appointing a golf great who will be 65 years old in 2014 is definitely drastic.

Here are five reasons why naming Watson isn’t the answer for the U.S. Ryder cup team.

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