Golf World's Tim Rosaforte reported on Twitter that Tom Watson, who last attended a Ryder Cup when he was captain of the winning U.S. side in 1993, will again lead the Americans in 2014.
Watson was asked this weekend if he'd take the job if it was offered. He said he would, and since then he has become a much-discussed candidate for the job. The PGA of America has not confirmed the selection, and Rosaforte cited only his "reporting" in the tweets. The announcement was scheduled for Thursday morning on the TODAY Show.
Watson, 63, won five British Opens between 1975 and 1983, as well as two Masters and a U.S. Open. His British wins have made him a favorite of U.K. golf fans, which makes him an interesting pick for this Ryder Cup, which will be played at Gleneagles in Scotland. In 2009 at Turnberry, a 59-year-old Watson nearly made British Open history again, losing in a playoff to Stewart Cink.
Watson played in four Ryder Cups and had a career record of 10-4-1.