McGinley said he welcomed the chance to face Watson, someone he never competed against as a player.
"What I did do in my career was I always performed extremely highly when I did play as part of a team. I don't know why," said McGinley, who credits growing up playing Gaelic football for instilling that mindset. "I wish I could have done the same as an individual. But I certainly went to another level when I played in team golf."