29 Sep '14, 5pm

U.S. Got the Ryder Cup Captain It Hired in Tom Watson | Golf Channel

The problem was they did not really want Tom Watson . Sure, they said they wanted Tom Watson, and then they gave him the job, and then they gave all sorts of lip service to how great it would be to have a hard-nosed legend like Tom Watson captaining the U.S. Ryder Cup team again. But, in truth, they didn’t want Tom Watson at all. Maybe they wanted the idea of Tom Watson. But they didn’t want the flesh and blood version. I’ve known Watson for 20 or so years, I’m writing a book about his amazing rivalry and relationship with Jack Nicklaus , and so I know a few things about him. First, he’s a perfectionist. Second, he’s tough as nails. Third, he’s opinionated. And fourth, he’s going to do what he believes is the right thing no matter what anybody else thinks. This is a man who quit Kansas City Country Club when he felt like the club had blackballed H&R Block founder Henry Blo...

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