Ryder Cup

Down, But Not Out

Upon closer inspection, this underdog U.S. team compares favorably to the 2008 squad -- the last one to claim a Ryder Cup

September 2014

Paul Azinger, Tom watson

Captain Paul Azinger (2008) vs. Captain Tom Watson (2014)

Yes, Paul Azinger is the only U.S. captain in the 21st century to capture a Ryder Cup (and the only one to write a book trumpeting the experience) but Tom Watson is Tom Watson, an eight-time major champion who happens to be the last U.S. captain to win a Ryder Cup on foreign soil. Edge: Push
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