Bubba Watson explains his situation regarding US captaincy for the Ryder Cup

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Ambition is a great quality in an individual and US Golfer Bubba Watson certainly has trait in spades.

The two-time Masters champion would love to be the Team USA captain for Ryder Cup in 2020 and is well and truly publically campaigning for the role.

However, his enthusiasm is not being reciprocated by the PGA of America who are ignoring his calls.

The Sun reported the very eager Watson as saying: “I have already have put my name forward.

"They’re not listening but I already have. I told them the year I want to be captain and everything.

"Next year is taken but I told them I want to be a part of it.

"I want to be a vice-captain for life, I told them everything and said it’s a dream come true. It’s so much fun."

Jim Furyk is set to take the reins in Paris next year after Davis Love III guided the U.S to victory in Hazeltine last year.


The 38-year-old has never played on a winning Ryder Cup team having participated on three occasions from 2010-14.

Last year, Watson was overlooked for a wildcard pick with Love selecting Ryan Moore instead.

It was only a personal plea from Watson which saw him selected as the fifth vice-captain of the team.

In this day and age where athletes are often called selfish and unpatriotic, the passion of Watson for his country is heartwarming to see.

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The current world number 49, has even planned out the dress code that his team would have for the event with him in charge.

"I'm a sucker for United States so everything would be red, white and blue. It might have flags all over it, who knows," he added.

With that kind of enthusiasm, you really hope that Bubba's dream of leading his nation into battle in the iconic Ryder Cup can come true.

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