Captain Paul McGinley boosted by performances of Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia
Watson saw off the challenge of 20-year-old Jordan Spieth to repeat his 2012 success.
Bubba Watson took a three stroke lead on day two of the Masters.
Defending champion Adam Scott sits second after finishing thee under.
The 14-time major winners' back injury forces him out
Woods will miss the first major of the season for the first time in his career,
Irish golfer Padraig Harrington reveals he underwent surgery for skin cancer.
Rory McIlroy's split-second mistake saw him receive a two-shot penalty and allow Pablo Larrazabal to win at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods are targeting different stages of glory heading into 2014.
The 36 year old finishes two shots clear of Jim Furyk and three of Henrik Stenson at Oak Hill
Lee Westwood opens with a four under par 66 just one shot behind leaders Jim Furyk and Adam Scott.
The Northern Irishman is hoping to call upon his previous success at the US PGA championship as he seeks to turnaround his fortunes in 2013
The Englishman is hoping to avoid the slow starts that have hampered his previous efforts to secure past majors at this week's USPGA Championship at Oak Hill
Rory McIlroy is hopeful of closing in on his return to form ahead of his USPGA Championship defence after his improved performances at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
Lee Westwood has vowed to bounce back from his Open disappointment with his focus already on the summer's next major, the USPGA Championship in August.