Tom Watson: captained the US to victory in 1993
Tom Watson is now a big odds-on favourite to be named America's Ryder Cup captain at Gleneagles in 2014.David Toms was thought to be the likeliest man to take over for the contest in Scotland, but PGA of America president Ted Bishop fuelled speculation about Watson on Tuesday by saying: "I'm looking forward to Thursday because I think we've done something a little bit different."The role of the PGA of America in naming a Ryder Cup captain should not be to name somebody to reward them for their previous playing experiences. We need to look for captains that are going to put our team in the best position to win it."We're tired of losing. And whether it's him (Watson) or its somebody else, that's what our mission is."Sky Bet have slashed Watson to 2/5 favourite to get the job, having had him as 10/1 third favourite behind Toms and Larry Nelson in their opening show.If 63-year-old Watson does get the nod, the five-time Open champion would become the oldest-ever US captain. Sam Snead was 57 when he did the job in 1969.Key for Watson's chances could be the fact that he was in charge for the Americans' only success on European soil in the last 31 years. That came in the 1993 event at The Belfry.Davis Love was in charge in Chicago in September, but the United States suffered a one-point defeat after leading 10-4 earlier in the contest.They have now lost five of the last six matches.