Monday, July 20, 2009

Turn Back the Clock


I don't care what most of the sports talking heads were saying today..., like Rome, I will not use the "c" word in relationship to Tom Watson's failure to win the British Open. If he had won, it would have been the greatest golf story ever. At 59 years of age, Tom Watson was not ever supposed to be in it. Okay...some folks would give him one round, like Greg Norman last year --but, to be front running after days two and three was unthinkable. This is taking away nothing from this man who had previously won 6 British opens...the last one 23 years ago. But, at 59, one is simply not supposed to be putting a whupping on all of the "youngsters" on the PGA tour. After all, this man has been on the Senior Tour for nearly a decade. So, here he was with a one stroke lead going into the 72nd hole of the final round...and he gets a bogey to fall into a playoff with Stewart Cink. Unfortunately for Cink, everybody on the planet outside of his family was rooting for Watson. Unfortunately for Watson, he was out of gas. Cink won easily in the playoff, which was good for him. For Mr. Watson...he has nothing to be ashamed of or to hang his head about -- he has been a hall of famer for a long time. He may hate it as a competitor...but, the entire golf world and beyond is proud of him. Blessings,


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