Former US captain Tom Watson has labeled the Americans favorites to reverse a losing trend on home soil — and warned that the inexperienced European team could drown in an “ocean of pressure.”
“The Ryder Cup this year will be more in favor of the Yanks rather than the Euros,” Watson told CNN Sport. “We have a stronger team this year than we did two years ago and the Euros have six rookies who haven’t played in the Ryder Cup.
“The thing is, they’re going to be thrown into the ocean without a life-preserver out there with the pressure, I can tell you.
“That ocean of pressure will define some of them, the way they handle it. It will be interesting to see. It’s a great spectacle.”