Thankfully no one mentioned Watson's knowledge of links golf. As Bob Harig points out, of the hundreds of fun links in Scotland, the European Tour sold to the highest bidder and will be hosting at an inland Jack Nicklaus course. Oh, and it could snow.
Steve DiMeglio has a nice roundup of American and European players on Tom Watson getting the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy nod, including Watson's first love, Brandt Snedeker.
"I'm a huge Tom Watson fan. I'm thrilled the PGA of America was thinking outside the box and Tom is a great choice. He's a decorated winner over the world and his success in Europe and Scotland gives us a lot of credibility going over there," Snedeker said. "He's loved in Scotland and fans there treat him like one of their own. It will be interesting how we're treated over there because of Tom.
"(Watson) not playing on the PGA Tour won't play any role in whether he's a great captain. The job of the captain is not to be buddy-buddy with the players; it's to put the best team on the course. He's respected in any given role and he knows plenty about what's going on and how to win."