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Watson names Floyd as Ryder Cup assistant

United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson named Raymond Floyd as his second assistant captain on Tuesday for next September's match-play golf showdown against holders Europe in Scotland.

Floyd, who was a wildcard choice by Watson in 1993 when he last captained the US Ryder Cup team, will join Andy North as the assistant captains for the Americans.

"It's great to have somebody with experience. It's great to have somebody who can really play," Watson said.

"Raymond has had a tremendous amount of Ryder Cup experience. He has been successful as a Ryder Cup player."

Watson's 1993 team were the last American squad to win the trophy in Europe, a feat his latest team will try to emulate at Gleneagles. - AFP.