Tom Watson nearly shoots his age in final round of British Open
Tom Watson dropped a slick little 68 on Sunday that included five birdies on Sunday at Hoylake.
Tom Watson turns 65 in just over a month and he dang near shot his age at Hoylake on Sunday afternoon.
The five-time British Open champion turned in a final-round 68 to the ovations of thousands in the galleries. It was almost a 67.
"The last putt on the last hole," Watson said. "It would have been nice to shoot a 67 and end even par. But I played a really solid round of golf...a very good day from tee to green."
As it is Watson finished 1 over and tied with Jason Dufner for the tournament.
He finished as the low golfer named "Watson" and the low golfer with the initials "T.W." Both of which are hilarious, ridiculous accomplishments for anyone, much less a man nearing the traditional retirement age.
Here's his Sunday card:
"It's fun to finish with a birdie and finish the way I did, and get ready to go to the next tournament," Watson said. "You don't feel like you have a burden that you're taking with you."
There's Watson, always looking to the future.
And the future is what will likely be his final British Open ever next season at St. Andrews.
"St. Andrews is a very special place," Watson said earlier this week. "People say it may not be the end but let's face it, it is probably going to be the end of my Open career.
"It means a great deal. I just hope I can hold back enough of the tears to look presentable."
We'll all be trying to hold the tears back as well.
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