Tom Watson wrote history yesterday, but not really the one many hoped for. Watson won the 1977 British Open at Turnberry in Scotland and was now, despite 59 years of age, extremely close to win the 138th British Open and claim the Claret Jug on the same course. A possible victory would have erased every record but in my book he was a winner yesterday, a co-winner after 72 holes played.
Watson showed us clearly with his game that age is just a number and that the bar of what is possible in a mature age should be raised. It is my firm conviction that a feat such as this will make dreams and aspirations that previously seemed impossible to achieve, possible.
Thanks Tom for a wonderful performance! Congratulations to Stewart Cink on the victory!
Picture via The New York Times.