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Westwood disappointed by US criticism of Watson

Lee Westwood says nothing good can come from US griping about Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson

Westwood disappointed by US criticism of Watson

NAPA, California (AP) -- Lee Westwood says he was disappointed to see stories from the American side complaining about Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captain.

Westwood was part of another European team that won the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Various reports have quoted unidentified sources in the U.S. team room that Watson was a heavy-handed captain who was dismissive of a team gift and didn't communicate with his players. That led Watson to write an "open letter" over the weekend to say he regrets if his message to the team came out the wrong way and he takes full responsibility for any mistakes.

Westwood says such matters should be handled privately and not aired through the media. He noted that Europe closed ranks after its loss in 2008 at Valhalla.

Updated : 2021-06-19 16:24 GMT+08:00