Tom Watson's Ryder Cup Captains Blog Archive

Tom Watson's Ryder Cup Captain's Blog Archive

Team USA Captain Tom Watson writes an exclusive blog for and Below are his entries to date.

Posted August 16, 2014

'Team taking shape'

In his latest blog entry, U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson talks about the nine automatics that made the U.S. Team on points and has a direct message for any other players hoping to score a coveted Captain's Pick.

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Posted July 3, 2014

'Team taking shape'

In his latest blog entry, U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson talks about a special exemption he just received from the R&A to play the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews and how his team is beginning to take shape.

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Posted May 22, 2014

'Inching closer and closer'

In his latest blog entry, Tom Watson talks about the Senior PGA Championship, meeting more potential players and expresses his feelings regarding captain's picks.

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Posted April 16, 2014

Post Masters: "Our first lock"

Bubba Watson "is an unusual player in that he curves every shot, left to right or right to left, and that makes him very interesting to watch."

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Posted March 24, 2014

"It's all very still unsettled"

There are a lot of new names in the current top 12 of the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, but Captain Tom Watson warns in his latest blog, it's still very early in the process.

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Posted February 19, 2014

Setting the Stage to Win

Tom Watson talks about dispatching vice captain Andy North to scout players at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson, Ariz.

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Posted January 7, 2014

Ryder Cup year is upon us

"You can't underestimate the value of a big heart ... I've said it many times -- heart is the No. 1 quality I'm looking for in these players."

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Posted September 26, 2013

The Year-out Celebration

Tom Watson details a one-year-out celebration to Gleneagles and explains why he believes "having no (captain's) picks is the purist form" of selecting the team.

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Posted August 7, 2013

Focusing in on PGA Championship

While Tom Watson is in Rochester at Oak Hill Country Club for the PGA Championship, he takes some time to talk about the Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

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Posted July 3, 2013

Andy North added as vice captain

"He knows what players are doing. He knows their mannerisms. As a two-time major champion, he knows what they’re feeling too. He sees things we might not see on TV."

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Posted June 19, 2013

A throwback U.S. Open, but new faces

After the U.S. Open at Merion, Tom Watson talks about Americans in the Top 10, and emphasizes the need for new players and new blood.

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Posted April 19, 2013

1st entry: Preparations underway

"With the 2013 Masters behind us, we now have some actual points for U.S. players hoping to make the team for 2014, but to be honest, it’s entirely too early to even look at the points list."

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