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He said he has heard talk that he’s too old to serve as captain.

Just as he believes he’s not too old to win on the Champions Tour, he said he’s not too old to lead and motivate younger players on the Ryder Cup team.

“It’s interesting to hear some said is Watson too old, can he relate to the players,” he said. “I just say hogwash. I’ve been there before. I know what’s going on with the players. That’s all that needs to be said.”

Another player to watch this week is Michael Allen, who edged Langer in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic last month. Allen won two Champions Tour events in 2012.