Jason Allred had already played in three Monday qualifiers in 2014. He even flew all the way to Hawaii to give it a go for the Sony Open, but to no avail. Then, he almost skipped the Monday for this week’s Northern Trust Open — he and his wife are expecting their third child in a few weeks.
U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson doesn’t mess around, nor does he necessarily make decisions based on the opinions of others. Heading into Tuesday’s press conference at Riviera, the site of this week’s Northern Trust Open, some surmised Watson would name Fred Couples, who has captained the past three winning Presidents Cup teams, as one of his vice captains.