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