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Watson to name assistant capt. Tuesday at Riviera

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U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson will announce his second assistant captain during a Tuesday news conference at Riviera.

The announcement will be made live on Golf Channel at 1 p.m. ET.

In July, Watson confirmed that Andy North would serve as an assistant at Gleneagles. North is a two-time U.S. Open champion who has been working as a commentator for ESPN.

Watson has not said how many assistant captains he will have when the U.S. team looks to win the cup on foreign soil for the first time since 1993 – when Watson also served as captain. 

Davis Love III had four assistants when he captained the team in 2012 at Medinah: Fred Couples, Mike Hulbert, Jeff Sluman and Scott Verplank.