This year, the PGA of America has introduced two new activities to bring more excitement to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
On September 2nd, US Captain Tom Watson will make his three Captain’s Picks on a televised event on the Golf Channel. The event will air live from NBC’s Studio 8H, where “Saturday Night Live” is filmed. This will be broadcasted on the Golf Channel with an hour preview show with the picks being announced at 7PM EST.
In preparation for the Captain Watson’s selections, an interactive social contest has begun called “MyCaptainsPicks”. Golf fans are able to choose who they would select as their three captain’s picks at MyCaptainsPicks.com. The fans whose picks match Captain Watson’s will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of a trip for two to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
“I’m delighted with the nine players who have made the team,” said Watson. “I believe that each player has the ability to play great golf and compete at the highest level in the Ryder Cup. The selection of the three Captain’s picks for the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland is my focus the next few weeks. MyCaptainsPicks is a fun opportunity for fans to engage with the Ryder Cup in a style that’s unprecedented. I hope the winners have a great trip to the Ryder Cup!”