Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/12/12
After the United States lost the Ryder Cup in October at Medinah Country Club, for the seventh time in nine matches, I called Tom Watson. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who thought he should be leading the Americans at Gleneagles in 2014. Watson, the last man to marshal a victorious US team on foreign soil -- at The Belfry in 1993 -- is set to be unveiled by the PGA of America on Thursday as his nation's oldest Ryder Cup captain. Much will be said and written about the controversial appointment, which certainly reflects the "outside the box" thinking of incoming PGA of America president Ted Bishop. Going with a man who will be 65 in two years -- eight years' older than Sam Snead was in 1969 -- represents a roll of the dice. But I don't think Bishop has rolled snake eyes on this choice. The PGA's strategy of choosing a "buddy captain" -- a major winner in his 40s who's still a contemporary of the players on the team -- has failed. As illustrated most recently by Davis Love I...
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