(FILES)Tom Watson of the US watches his shot from the 4th tee during a practice round for the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne's in Lytham, north-west England, on July 18,... more 
(FILES)Tom Watson of the US watches his shot from the 4th tee during a practice round for the 2012 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne's in Lytham, north-west England, on July 18, 2012. Eight-time major golf champion Tom Watson was named on December 13, 2012 to be captain of the 2014 US Ryder Cup squad by the PGA of America, making him the oldest captain in US history at age 63. Watson, a five-time British Open champion, was selected in hopes of ending an American slump in the biennial golf showdown. Europeans have won five of the past six Ryder Cup matches, including at Medinah near Chicago last September. The prior US Ryder Cup captain age mark belonged to Sam Snead, who was 57 when he guided the Americans in 1969. Watson will be 65 when the next Ryder Cup is contested in 2014 at Gleneagles in Scotland. Watson won his first major title in Scotland at Carnoustie in 1975 and took four major crowns on Scottish soil. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / FILESGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images less 
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