Passed Over to Play, Watson Added to US Team as Vice Captain
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Bubba Watson will be at the Ryder Cup, even if it's not exactly the way he imagined it.
U.S. captain Davis Love III announced Monday that Watson has been added to the team as a fifth vice captain. That after the two-time Masters champion, ranked No. 7 in the world, failed to qualify as a player on points or persuade Love to choose him with one of four captain's picks. Watson had played on the last three U.S. teams.
Ryan Moore, who lost the Tour Championship to Rory McIlroy in a playoff Sunday, was named as the 12th and last player on the U.S. team several hours later. After learning he'd been passed over, Watson repeated his desire to be a part of the team.
Love said: "It was an incredible gesture. We're thrilled to have him."
Homeowners look to cash in on Ryder Cup rentals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most hotel rooms around the Minneapolis suburb of Chaska are booked for the Ryder Cup, so homeowners near Hazeltine National are hoping to attract affluent golf fans.
They're asking hundreds of dollars a night — or more — on sites such as Airbnb and Craigslist.
But listing for a certain price isn't the same thing as getting that price.
Jason Wendlandt's home is 80 feet from the main entrance to the course and well inside the tight security perimeter. He's asking for $900 a night on Airbnb for the two-bedroom home, which sleeps four people and offers a view over Lake Hazeltine.
Though lots of people have looked at his listing, no one has made an offer. He's dropped the price once.