Tom Watson and The Ryder Cup

We look back at Tom Watson and his involvement in the Ryder Cup, both in terms of a player and as a captain

1993: At The Belfry in '93, Watson captained the victorious US side. The US have not won on European soil since.
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We look back at Tom Watson and his involvement in the Ryder Cup, both in terms of a player and as a captain

Gallery: Tom Watson's Involvement With The Ryder Cup

1977: Watson made his Ryder Cup debut in '77, contributing 2 points to the US 12.5-7.5 victory over GB&I.

1977: Tom Watson made his Ryder Cup debut in '77, contributing 2 points to the US 12.5-7.5 victory over GB&I.

 

1981: An undefeated Watson/Nicklaus partnership was instrumental in the US's '81 victory over Europe at Walton Heath.

1981: An undefeated Watson/Nicklaus partnership was instrumental in the US's '81 victory over Europe at Walton Heath.

 

1983: With Jack Nicklaus as captain, Watson played in every match and contributed 4 points to the US team's narrow winning total of 14.5.

1983: With Jack Nicklaus as captain, Watson played in every match and contributed 4 points to the US team's narrow winning total of 14.5.

 

1989: In Watson's last Ryder Cup appearance as a player, he beat Sam Torrance 3&1 in the Sunday singles, but Europe held on for a 14-14 draw to retain the cup.

1989: In Watson's last Ryder Cup appearance as a player, he beat Sam Torrance 3&1 in the Sunday singles, but Europe held on for a 14-14 draw to retain the cup.

 

1993: At The Belfry in '93, Watson captained the victorious US side. The US have not won on European soil since.

1993: At The Belfry in '93, Watson captained the victorious US side. The US have not won on European soil since.

Tom Watson and the Ryder Cup

2014: 21 years on, Watson once again captains Team USA but this time they lose 16 1/2 - 11 1/2 to Europe at Gleneagles, Scotland

Tom Clarke
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Tom Clarke joined Golf Monthly as a sub editor in 2009 being promoted to content editor in 2012 and then senior content editor in 2014, before becoming Sports Digital Editor for the Sport Vertical within Future in 2022. Tom currently looks after all the digital products that Golf Monthly produce including Strategy and Content Planning for the website and social media - Tom also assists the Cycling, Football, Rugby and Marine titles at Future. Tom plays off 16 and lists Augusta National (name drop), Old Head and Le Touessrok as the favourite courses he has played. Tom is an avid viewer of all golf content with a particularly in depth knowledge of the pro tour.