Tom Watson is in contention in the 2010 Masters at Augusta National. Watson, now 60, nearly won the 2009 British Open at Turnberry as a 59-year-old. Watson shot a five-under 67 on Thursday. Here is a collection of coverage from GOLF.com.
Going into Friday’s action, the first question has to be, can the old guys (Fred Couples -6, Tom Watson -5, Sandy Lyle -3) hang on, or are they simply an amusing and interesting first-day storyline?
Tom Watson’s remarkable opening-round 68 at Augusta National was about more than just the score, writes Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanksi.
Misty-eyed codger Tom Watson traveled back in time on his favorite linksland of Turnberry, Scotland, to nearly win his sixth British Open at the preposterous age of 59. It was the best golf story of 2009, and it poses an intriguing question in 2010: Could such magic reoccur at the Masters?
Tom Watson won five British Opens, two Masters and a U.S. Open. Read the original Sports Illustrated stories here.