Sunday, December 2

Bob Charles, 71, Makes Cut in New Zealand Open

Bob Charles at Turnberry for the 2006 Senior British Open.
(Flickr photo)

In 1963, Bob Charles, an earlier "Lefty," won the British Open.

On Friday, at age 71, Charles fired a second-round 68 to make the cut in the New Zealand Open.

How's that for longevity?

"Although officials could not confirm it yesterday, it's thought Sir Bob's effort to make the cut at 71 years of age is either a European Tour or even world record," the New Zealand Herald reported.


The Armchair Golfer


Tom Blogical said...

That guy is my hero. Fantastic!

Unknown said...

Isn't it great... Sir Charles became the oldest man, at 71, to make the cut on a major non-seniors tour!

There is hope for us all!


Anonymous said...

Sir Charles is NZ's best golfer, Michael Campbell winning the US Open was just a fluke