Tom Watson and history

As I wake up, hoping that I don’t pull a muscle in my back rolling out of bed, I gingerly make my way upstairs to turn on the British Open.  Like many other viewers, I’ll be pulling for the 59 year old Tom Watson as he tries to become theimages-1 oldest player EVER to win a major.  When Tiger Woods was bounced out on friday after not making the cut, my interest level took a major hit.  However, the chance to witness Watson make history out ways any major victory Woods will go for until he gets to number 18 and attempts to break Jack’s record.  Watson not only is a great story for the senior citizens out there, but for the slightly younger generation who just missed out on his greatness.  Golf is the one sport that still on occasion allows a glimpse at players of the past who once were the torch bearers of their time.  Most players over 40 drop out of contention though on Saturday and are hardly ever on the leader board come Sunday.  The fact that Watson has a chance to win it all today is a story unto itself.  However, if Watson wins the British Open it will be the story of the year. Maybe the decade.  -DM

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