Tom Watson wants to be 2014 Ryder Cup captain

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Tom Watson led the U.S. Ryder Cup team to victory at the Belfry in England in 1993, and now wants to return at Gleneagles in 2014.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, December 09, 2012 | 2:34 p.m.

Tom Watson has just wrapped up playing at the Australian Open for the first time since he won it in 1984. Now he's got another "back to the future" target on his mind.

Watson said Sunday in Sydney that he'd love to captain the U.S. team at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland -- 21 years after he led the Americans to victory at the Belfry in England in 1993.

"It would be a great honor if I got tapped on the shoulder," said Watson, who stressed that he hasn’t been approach about the job. "’93 was the last time I've been to a Ryder Cup. I'd like to go back as captain. That would be cool."

Watson, 63, played on Ryder Cup teams in 1977, 1981, 1983 and 1989.