Thursday, July 16

Tom Watson Tops News About 59-Year-Olds

Tom Watson in action at the 2009 Masters.

AMERICAN TOM WATSON, 59, shot a five-under-par 65 to take the early lead in the British Open at Turnberry, Scotland. Watson was later surpassed by Miguel Angel Jimenez—nicknamed “The Mechanic”—who carded a 64.

“She [Turnberry] was defenseless today,” Watson said. “It was an easy test, if you have an easy test at an Open Championship.”

The five-time Open winner had five birdies and no bogeys on his card. Watson said he expected the championship to get harder as the weather worsens.

Other News About 59-Year-Olds

In today’s other news:

• A 59-year-old Ohio man bought a new riding lawnmower at his local Sears store. He also got an additional discount off the sale price by opening a new charge account.

• A 59-year-old Idaho man became a great grandfather for the first time. The family planned to have a fish fry to celebrate the birth of the baby boy.

• A 59-year-old Texas man resigned from his local Rotary club to spend more time on his ham radio hobby.

• A 59-year-old Pennsylvania man recovered more than $300 in change after cleaning out his car for the first time in two decades. “There were a lot of toll booths over the years,” he chuckled. “It just kind of built up, I guess.”

−The Armchair Golfer


Waggle Room Ryan said...

Hahaha, that's awesome. Good story.

Lancer said...

Great analogies...Watson has a real chance to win as well as he's playing. What happens if he wins, does he still just get an exemption until age 60?

Sherry Tabb said...

What a treat it is to see the veteran, Tom Watson, remain on top of the leaderboard after 3 rounds!! How great this is for golf as he chases history especially since Tiger missed the cut.

It doesn't get much better than this. His roller coaster ride on the 3rd round kept me glued to the TV. Guess where I'll be on Sunday...

Real Fake Sports said...

Good analogies. A 59 year old winning a major would be quite an accomplishment.