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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tommy Watson - Still King of The Greens - Tiger Who?
Good old Kansas City boy Tom Watson is lighting it up on the British Open - Kansas City pride baby!
Tom Watson looked around at the amazing scene Saturday, his eyes tearing up a bit as all the Scottish fans surrounding the 18th green toasted one of golf's greatest champions.
He might just have another title in him - this one for the ages.
In a repeat of the British Open's throwback theme, Watson shot a 1-over 71 that kept the 59-year-old out front heading to the final round at blustery Turnberry, where the scores kept going up but the ol' guy never faltered.
Three years shy of qualifying for Social Security and playing on a surgically replaced left hip that's less than a year old, Watson showed the kids how it's done. He pulled off several brilliant par saves, played it safe when he needed to and shook off a stretch of bogeys that briefly cost him the lead.
"That's been the game plan," Watson said. "I'm pretty close to it."
At the end, pure magic for the second day in a row.