Watson: Players 'tired' after stretch of 'too much golf'


U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson during his Tuesday news conference. (Getty)

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – According to various sources PGA of America president Ted Bishop had Tom Watson at hello.

When Bishop first reached out to Watson the 65-year-old’s initial reaction was, “this is the call I’ve been waiting 20 years for.” But as much as Watson wanted to captain another U.S. team it did come with one stipulation.

“I made my point to Ted Bishop and to (PGA Tour commissioner) Tim Finchem about a week off between the end of the FedEx Cup and the Ryder Cup,” Watson said on Tuesday.

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Watson was granted his off week, but is still concerned with how much golf his team has played the last few weeks. Most of the players are playing their sixth event in nine weeks, dating back to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and through the FedEx Cup playoffs.

“They are tired,” Watson said. “That’s too much golf, too much golf. But just the way it is. You have to deal with it.”