Ewan Murray says it could be a "motivational masterstroke or a needless act of compassion," but either way, world No. 7 Bubba Watson will be at Hazeltine National as the highest ranked shuttle driver in Ryder Cup history.
Note the "fifth and final" designation...
CHASKA, MINNESOTA (Sept. 26, 2016) – United States Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III today appointed Bubba Watson his fifth and final Vice Captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup, which will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
The 37-year-old Watson is a three-time Ryder Cup veteran (2010, ’12, and ’14) that played for Love during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah, finishing 2-2-0.
Watson has also represented the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympics and in two Presidents Cups (2011, ’15).
This is Watson’s first stint as a Vice Captain. The two-time Masters Champion joins fellow United States Vice Captains Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods, each of whom was appointed by Love last year.
I'm just hoping Watson has time to study how he's going to get Erin Walker to the 16th tee from the clubhouse in under five minutes!
Oh, and Bubba, Ryan Moore like his water room temperature Bubba, with no moisture on the outside please.