Watson's Ryder Cup decision good move for American team

Golfer Tom Watson speaks to the press after being introduced as Ryder Cup captain in New York late...

Golfer Tom Watson speaks to the press after being introduced as Ryder Cup captain in New York late last year. (REUTERS)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:25 PM ET

It's only one player and it likely won't make a huge difference, but Tom Watson's move to cut the number of captain's picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup squad from four to three is a step in the right direction.

In doing so, the former Ryder Cup player and captain made it clear that American players were going to be given the opportunity to make the team on their own merit. Having a captain pick a third of the team isn't fair and it seems the wily Watson realized this.

 

The European squad, which has won the past two Ryder Cup competitions, leaves just two picks in the hands of it captain.


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