According to the New York Post, U.S. captain Tom Watson hasn't picked Azinger's brain about his winning strategy, although Watson said in a teleconference last week, "The pod system has very beneficial elements to it, and I'll be using it in some modified form in the preparation of this next week."
Azinger said the only thing Watson consulted him on was his decision to expand the captain's picks to four. Watson reduced it this year to three.
“That’s all he wanted to know," Azinger said.
Watson may not need much help. After all, he guided the U.S. to victory in 1993 at the Belfry – and they haven't won in Europe since.