Notebook: Watson eyes Ryder Cup

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AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: USA Captain Tom Watson during the press conference at the Gleneagles Hotel as part of the 2014 Ryder Cup - One Year to Go celebrations on September 24, 2013 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
December 02, 2013
By Mark Williams, Champions Tour

RECENTLY

Peter Senior missed the cut in his attempt to defend the Australian Open title he won last year. Senior will travel to South Africa for the first time this week to tee it up at the Nedbank Challenge as part of the exclusive 30-man field.

NUMBERS

269 – The average Driving Distance on the Champions Tour in 2013 was 269.0 yards. The last time the average was below 270 yards for a season was 2002 when it was 268.4 yards.

DID YOU KNOW?

The 20 professionals scheduled to compete in the upcoming PNC Father/Son Challenge have combined for 497 total wins across the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour.

QUOTE TO NOTE

“Unexpected I think, to be honest.” – Mike Reid comments on regaining fully exempt status after finishing in the top five at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at age 59.

TWEET OF THE WEEK

Tom Watson: @TomWatsonPGA: 11 months to go! #RyderCup #RyderCupUSA