The United States needed a new captain for their Ryder Cup team after this year’s epic collapse outside of Chicago. The captain had to be someone who was familiar with everything golf and golfing in Europe. The right choice was made with Tom Watson, who will captain the 2014 Ryder Cup team for the U.S.
Watson is the perfect man for this job to rally the troops after what was the greatest collapse in Ryder Cup history. Also, Watson was the captain the last time the U.S. won a Ryder Cup on European soil in 1993. I don’t know what exactly happened on that final day at Medinah Country Club but it was one of the biggest chokes in the history of sports and that’s saying something being that it was in Chicago. Watson brings a steady hand that has been through the paces of being a captain and has won before which is very important.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the United States wins just their third Ryder Cup since that 1991 win from Watson’s team in 2014 but there is a ton to do to get over what happened this year. I’m sure Watson will take the time out to make sure that each and every one of his players for this event remembers very vividly the scene when Europe won. It was a picture that was worth more than a thousand words and should be a rallying call for all United States teams that play in the Ryder Cup in the future.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.