Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tom Watson May Win the British Open at age 59

Tom Watson was never my favorite golfer - because during the time he was winning major championships, I was always rooting for Jack Nicklaus. The day of his most famous shot - U.S. Open, Pebble Beach, 1982 - was the day that I graduated from college. I still fantasize about the shot going 24 feet past the cup, and Nicklaus winning the Open by a stroke.

But make no mistake about it - Tom Watson winning the British Open, in 2009, at age 59, 32 years after his epic duel at Turnberry with Jack Nicklaus, would be the sports story of the year, if not the decade. The fact that he leads by one after three rounds is probably the sports story of the year.

Good luck, Tom - I'll be rooting hard for you tomorrow.

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