(NEW YORK) — Age is only a number. That’s how Tom Watson feels after being named the 2014 Ryder Cup Captain for the Americans.
Watson, 63, is an eight-time major winner who won four of his five Open Championships in Scotland, will captain the team for the second time — 21 years after a 1993 U.S. victory at The Belfry in England.
Watson says he’s thrilled to get another shot.
“It’s an honor to be the captain again,” said Watson. “Boy I’ve been waiting for this call for a long time.”
Watson is hoping to bring back some of the mojo from ’93.
“It’s my challenge simply to maybe set the stage with a little of inspiration for them to go out, along with some Watson luck,” said the old timer.
The Americans have only won twice since 1993 and Watson is headed to Scotland with a purpose.
“We’re tired of losing,” said Watson. “I always said that earlier in my career I learned to win by hating to lose.”
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News