Tag Archives: Tom Watson

Jul
15
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

What are the players saying at the 143rd Open Championship? Many have talked about putting a 2-iron in their bag to fight the windy conditions, and how the course is playing compared to the ’06 Open at Hoylake. On Thursday, we will see which course strategy works the best, but for now, it’s all about the quotes.

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Jul
1
2014

 

Tom Watson is arguably the greatest links player of all-time. He won The Open in 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, and 1983. In addition, he lost in a playoff to Stewart Cink at the 2009 Open Championship at the age of 59. He is in the field for this year’s Open, and the R&A has extended a special exemption for Watson to play in the 2015 Open at St. Andrews.

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May
27
2014
Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson showing off

Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson showing Steve Stricker and Billy Horschel how it’s done

The top 25 players in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings are eligible for uniform fittings at this week’s Memorial Tournament. (Now, this year, that list reads a little strange compared to previous ones.) You could feel the buzz for the biennial matches against Europe starting to heat up — just through the conversations I eavesdropped on the driving range Tuesday afternoon. 

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May
23
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Champions Tour

Will Monty get it done?

Colin Montgomerie is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, yet remarkably, he has never won an event in the United States. Many of his best chances came at the majors, where he had three second place finishes at the U.S. Open. Monty has a chance to ease the sting of those near misses if he can break through the packed leaderboard at the Senior PGA Championship.

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Feb
12
2014
Captain Old Dudes?
U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson doesn’t mess around, nor does he necessarily make decisions based on the opinions of others. Heading into Tuesday’s press conference at Riviera, the site of this week’s Northern Trust Open, some surmised Watson would name Fred Couples, who has captained the past three winning Presidents Cup teams, as one of his vice captains.

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Jul
17
2013
Scott ready for revenge

Scott raring to go at the Open

Adam Scott has been looking forward to the Open Championship all year for obvious reasons, of course. With added confidence and a tougher mentality, Scott is gunning to avenge his collapse coming down the stretch last year at Royal Lytham.

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Jul
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Open Championship
G-Mac and T-Dubs

G-Mac and T-Dubs

Tiger Woods will play with 2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell, who won the French Open a few weeks ago, and 2010 British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen, who has been recovering from an injury, in the first two rounds of the Open. The threesome won’t hit their opening tee shots at Muirfield until 2:45pm BST (9:45 EST).

Fresh off his thrilling Scottish Open victory, Phil Mickelson is paired with the world no. 2 Rory McIlroy, who has been struggling as of late, and Japanese rising star Hideki Matsuyama. They’re set to start at 9:44am BST (4:44am ET). Better set those alarms! And some of you troopers on the West Coast might still be up or will try to stay awake. 

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