Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Golf | Ryder Cup

Tom Watson © Gallo Images

Watson a prime candidate for Ryder job



Eight time major champion Tom Watson appears to be the frontrunner to be named the United States Ryder Cup captain on Thursday for the 2014 edition in Gleneagles, Scotland.

The PGA of America could be poised to pick the former captain and five-time Open Championshp winner as their next skipper, Golf Digest reported on its website.

Watson told reporters at the Australian Open in Sydney last weekend that, if named, he would welcome the role, describing it as "an honour".

David Toms and Larry Nelson are also in the running for the job after the Americans suffered a shocking defeat to Europe two months ago in Chicago.

The PGA of America plans to announce the next Ryder Cup captain during a morning talk show Thursday on American broadcaster NBC Inc.

Nothing is official but if they choose Watson it would be a departure from their recent pattern of picking former major champions who still play on the PGA Tour.

Watson was captain when the Americans won their last Ryder Cup in Europe in 1993 at The Belfry.

Watson will be 65 by the next Ryder Cup which would make him the oldest skipper in American history. Watson has not played fulltime on the Tour in 14 years. Sam Snead was 57 when he captained the US team in 1969.

Nelson is a three-time major championship winner and the 45-year-old Toms won the 2001 PGA Championship.

Shop

The big miss
The big miss - My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
R296.00
Think like a Caddie...Play like a Pro
Golf's Top Caddies Reveal Their Winning Strategies
R238.00
Gary Player
Golf's Global Ambassador from South Africa to Augusta
R251.83
Wilson Pro Staff Junior
Wilson Pro Staff Junior Package Set Age 11-14 Junior
R1140.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Sat, 19 Apr @ 12:15
Sat, 19 Apr @ 17:00
Fri, 18 Apr @ 05:00

Sports Talk



Michael Todt
The ghost of Billy Joe
Seven-time major winner Sam Snead was the first Masters champion to be awarded the green jacket...

Golf guest
The next crop of promising youngsters
John Peterson was in the 11th grade and thought no one his age could beat him. That changed when he...