Tom Watson takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

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It has often been said that Tom Watson has ice in his veins - now, the US Ryder Cup captain has proven the theory by taking on the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'.

The eight-time major winner is the latest high-profile person to take on the internet craze, which basically involves filming yourself being doused in a bucket of ice-cold water and then posting it online.

There is a point to the craziness, though. It is being done to raise awareness of ALS, or motor neurone disease.

In 2004, the condition claimed the life of Watson’s former caddie Bruce Edwards, so Watson was more than game for taking it on. He did in style, too, as you’ll see below.

‘Victims’ of the challenge also get to nominate others to take it on – with Watson calling out his entire US Ryder Cup side: Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson and three other wildcards, the identities of whom will be revealed on September 2

Who’ll be the first player to bow to their captains’ orders? As soon as we know, you’ll know!

In the meantime, here’s Watson and his wife Hilary’s impressive effort…

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