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Ryder Cup: Vice-captaincy role for Bubba Watson following snub

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Published 27/09/2016

Bubba Watson has been appointed as fifth vice-captain of the US Ryder Cup team
Bubba Watson has been appointed as fifth vice-captain of the US Ryder Cup team

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love last night appointed Bubba Watson as his fifth vice-captain a day after leaving him out of his Ryder Cup squad.

Two-time Masters champion Watson was overlooked for a wild card despite being ranked seventh in the world, but had made it clear to Love that he still wanted to be involved at Hazeltine this week.

"Two days after (the first wild cards), I said if you pick (Jim) Furyk and you can have another assistant captain, I want in,'' Watson said during the Tour Championship.

"The experience of it, the atmosphere, everything about it is what golf is. It's just so much fun. Even though we're trying to beat the other team, we're all friends at the end of it. Sunday night we all hang out, no matter who wins or loses.''

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