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Bubba Watson puts name forward to be Team USA Ryder Cup captain but says people are ‘not listening’ to him

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Double Masters champion was Davis Love’s assistant on victorious Hazeltine side last year

BUBBA WATSON has revealed he has already put his name forward to be Ryder Cup captain – but says people are “not listening” to him.

The double Masters champion, who has played on three teams, was picked as one of Davis Love’s vice-captains for Team USA’s win over Europe at Hazeltine last year.

Bubba Watson wants to be Ryder Cup captain in the future

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Bubba Watson wants to be Ryder Cup captain in the future

Bubba Watson and fellow vice-captain Tiger Woods at last year’s Ryder Cup

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Bubba Watson and fellow vice-captain Tiger Woods at last year’s Ryder Cup

However Watson hinted his tilt for the captaincy may not be taken seriously because he suggested he fears the people who pick the skipper  – the PGA of America – were ignoring him.

The lefty – who cried after last year’s win – was not drawn on a date he seeks the captaincy but could be in the frame for 2020 after Jim Furyk leads the side in Paris next year.

That could pit him against England’s Lee Westwood, who has targeted 2020 as his year to be captain.

And, asked if he would put his name forward to be Ryder Cup boss, Watson said: “I already have. 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.


Bubba Watson would likely be a strong fan favourite as Ryder Cup skipper

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Bubba Watson would likely be a strong fan favourite as Ryder Cup skipper

The double Masters champion has never played on a winning Ryder Cup side

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The double Masters champion has never played on a winning Ryder Cup side

“The only problem with being a captain or vice-captain is you’ve got to wake up before everybody and go to bed after everybody, and I love to sleep so…

“That’s the only hard part.”

Watson was controversially overlooked as a final playing wildcard pick by Love last year, with the captain opting for Ryan Moore instead.

And it was only after a personal request to Love that Watson was named as his fifth vice-captain.

The man with two Green Jackets in his wardrobe has never played on a winning Ryder Cup side despite three successive appearances from 2010 to 2014.

Bubba Watson has all the pedigree he needs with two Masters wins

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Bubba Watson has all the pedigree he needs with two Masters wins
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And despite using a pink driver and pink ball, he said fans were unlikely to be treated to an all-pink team uniform.

He added: « I’m a sucker for United States so everything would red, white and blue. It might have flags all over it, who knows.

« We’re trying to represent our country. »