BBC Sport - Ryder Cup 2014: Tom Watson responds to Mickelson criticism
Watson responds to Mickelson criticism
- From the section Golf
US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson responds to criticism from Phil Mickelson regarding his management of the team.
In a news conference following the event, Mickelson had suggested that the captain had not engaged with the players and that the Americans should have stuck with the system that worked so successfully for Paul Azinger in 2008, the last captain to guide the US to victory.
But Watson was keen to put this down to a "difference of opinion", citing the players not "firing on all cylinders" for the reason behind the heavy 16½-11½ defeat.