Watson: Poulter’s right, the US vs Europe rivalry will remain

AMERICA’S Bubba Watson has joined England’s Ian Poulter in insisting, ahead of today’s start, that the Ryder Cup will never lose its edge.

Watson is largely thought to be key to the home side’s hopes of defeating Europe and, like Poulter – who said “it means too much to us for it to ever lose that edge” – the American is adamant that it is the pursuit of success that will always come first.

“It’s just that trophy,” said Watson. “It’s just that little trophy we want to win so bad. So it’s really not a dislike for the other team. It’s just a dislike for any opponent, no matter who it is.

“We were mad at [Brandt] Snedeker because he won. But now I'm pulling for that guy.”