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Tom Watson keen to captain Team USA at 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Last Updated: 12/12/12 2:09pm

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Tom Watson: Wants second go at Ryder Cup captaincy

Tom Watson: Wants second go at Ryder Cup captaincy

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Tom Watson has revealed that he is keen to captain the American Ryder Cup team in the 2014 contest at Gleneagles.

The 63-year-old was the winning captain in the 1993 edition at The Belfry, and he would relish the challenge of trying to prise the trophy from Europe's grasp once again.

After closing with a 69 to finish five over par at the Australian Open in Sydney, the eight-time major winner said: "It would be cool to be Ryder Cup captain again.

"It would be a great honour if I got tapped on the shoulder. I know that '93 was the last time I've been to a Ryder Cup.

"I would like to go back as captain, that would be cool."

Watson denied he had been approached over the prospect of succeeding Davis Love III, who was heavily criticised in the US following Europe's dramatic final-day comeback victory at Medinah in September.

Team USA have not had a repeat captain since Jack Nicklaus led the side for a second time in 1987, when Europe won for the first time on American soil at Nicklaus' Muirfield Village in Ohio.

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