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Putting Tom Watson's Ryder Cup Interest Into Context...'s Ron Sirak looks back at Tom Watson's captaincy after reports surfaced in which Watson did not emphatically shoot down speculation on a 2014 captaincy.

Sirak reminds the unusual decision to not sign a Sam Torrance dinner menu and Watson's lack of attendance at subsequent Ryder Cups, and, well, a 2014 captaincy is not happening even though Sirak thinks it would be a positive.

Sirak also says a decision on 2014 could be announced as soon as next week.

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Reader Comments (8)

Sure, what do they have to lose? Seems likely a Ron Sirak / Tom Watson Ryder Cup reunion would be good for the U.S. team and, if possible, give Ron's ego a boost. Win/win.
12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeán O'Nuallain
PGA might as well stick to its philosophy of going with late 40s captains...someday it will work!! If they break the mold it should be for Larry Nelson, not Watson.

The menu flap that Sirak dredges up is irrelevant.
12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMedia maven
I think Hal Sutton deserves another chance.

His assistants could be Davis "Overthink Everything" Love, Mrs. Corey Pavin, and Paul "the Pods Guy" Azinger.
12.11.2012 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
They may as well throw Lanny or Curtis's name into the hat then...they naturally would bring along their buddies/chums from Wake Forest
12.11.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
What a missed opportunity by Ron Sirak. Instead of concentrating on the outstanding job Tom Watson did in 1993 - perhaps the best I've seen from an American captain - his story devolves into a rehashing of an "amusing anecdote" regarding autographs. Watson had these guys ready to play; they held their own on #18 in the matches, something we rarely see (compare 2012). Sure, the players deserve credit but compare how basically the same players did late in matches two years later in 1995. The real issue is the passage of 20 years for Mr. Watson and whether that would make a difference - it's a shame this possibility has not received more serious analysis.
12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Lambert
If I had to have a retread, I'd choose Floyd not Watson.
12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
Silly argument...Larry of course. We don't care about winning the RC other than two weeks before and after...
only that we honor our PGA Champions. And rightly so.
12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterB.I.G.
Great post Brad Lambert. Solid, factual analysis.
12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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