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Watson set to make Ryder Cup announcement

US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson is set to make an announcement shortly which many believe will be the unveiling of his second assistant captain for the competition.

The news conference at Riviera will be watched by many as people wait to find out who Tom Watson has chosen to help him lead the line. In July, Watson confirmed Andy North would serve as an assistant at Gleneagles. North is a two-time US Open champion who has been working as commentator for ESPN.

Watson has not yet said how many assistant captains he will have when the US step onto UK soil for the first time since 1993 – when Watson also served as captain.

Davis Love III had four assistants when he captained the team in 2012 at Medinah: Fred Couples, Mike Hulbert, Jeff Sluman and Scott Verplank.