Team USA Captain Profile: Tom Watson

Team USA Profile: Tom Watson, Captain

Age: 63
Hometown: Bucyrus, KS
Birthplace: Kansas City, M0
Birthdate: September 4, 1949
College: Stanford University (1971
Turned Professional: 1971


Years Played: 1977, 1981, 1983, 1989
Total Matches: 15
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 10-4-1
Singles (W-L-H): 2-2-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 4-1-1
Fourballs (W-L-H): 4-1-0
Total Points Won: 10.5
Total Points Won Point %: .70
Team USA Captain: 1993 (Team USA def. Team Europe 15-13 at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England)


Active in Kansas City-area charitable endeavors, including Children's Mercy Hospital and development of golf courses for junior players. Won the 2003 Card Walker Award as the result of his interest in junior golf. ... In 1999, named honorary member of the Royal & Ancient GC of St. Andrews, joining fellow Americans Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, former President George H.W. Bush and Gene Sarazen. ... Led the effort to raise awareness of ALS, the disease that took the lives of longtime caddie Bruce Edwards and former TOUR player Jeff Julian. Website is ... Visited U.S. troops in Iraq in late 2007 and 2009 along with Corey Pavin and Tim Simpson.


PGA Tour: 39
1998 MasterCard Colonial. 1996 Memorial Tournament. 1987 Nabisco Championship. 1984 Western Open. 1984 MONY Tournament of Champions. 1984 Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship. 1983 The Open Championship. 1982 The Open Championship. 1982 U.S. Open Championship. 1982 Sea Pines Heritage. 1982 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open. 1981 Atlanta Classic. 1981 USF&G New Orleans Open. 1981 Masters Tournament. 1980 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open. 1980 World Series of Golf. 1980 British Open Championship. 1980 Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 1980 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational. 1980 Greater New Orleans Open. 1980 MONY Tournament of Champions. 1979 Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 1979 MONY Tournament of Champions. 1979 Sea Pines Heritage Classic. 1979 Memorial Tournament. 1979 Colgate Hall of Fame Classic. 1978 Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 1978 Colgate Hall of Fame Classic. 1978 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. 1978 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. 1978 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open. 1977 The Open Championship. 1977 Western Open. 1977 Masters Tournament. 1977 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational. 1977 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. 1975 Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 1975 The Open Championship. 1974 Western Open.
2011 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. 2010 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. 2008 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. 2008 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. 2007 The Senior Open Championship presented by Aberdeen Asset Management. 2007 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. 2005 The Senior Open Championship. 2005 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. 2003 JELD-WEN Tradition. 2003 The Senior Open Championship. 2002 SENIOR TOUR Championship at Gaillardia. 2001 Senior PGA Championship. 2000 IR SENIOR TOUR Championship. 1999 Bank One Championship.
1980 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 1984 Australian Open [Aus]. 1992 Hong Kong Open [Asia]. 1997 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn].
1994 Skins Game. 2007 Wendy's Champions Skins Game [with Jack Nicklaus]. 2010 Wendy's Champions Skins Game [with Jack Nicklaus]. 2011 Ka'anapali Champions Skins Game [with Jack Nicklaus].