GLENEAGLES, Scotland – Either Tom Watson is showing his cards early or he’s one heck of a poker player.
Hey, it could be both.
For the second consecutive day, the United States team took to the course during Wednesday’s practice round in groups that looked unmistakably like teammates paired off in twosomes, prepared to compete together during the foursomes and fourball sessions.
If we are to read between these non-blurred lines, we’re sure to find potential partners on the course together so far.
Those teams range from the categories of prior duos (Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley; Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson) to mentor-mentee (Matt Kuchar-Jordan Spieth; Jim Furyk-Patrick Reed) to like-minded players (Jimmy Walker-Rickie Fowler; Hunter Mahan-Zach Johnson).
“None of us were really sure until we got here,” Spieth said of Watson’s pairings. “[He] just kind of told us, this is how we are going to set it out in the practice rounds.”