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What Year Is It?

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2009 at 9:18 am
The Stanford grad in his younger days

The Stanford grad in his younger days

Tom Watson is your current British Open leader with an opening-round 65.

Think about that for a second. I can barely string together a coherent round of golf, and this guy – old enough to be a grandfather – just shot a 65 in Round 1 of a major championship.

You know, maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. Watson was the number one golfer in the world at one point.

In 1978.

Can the almost-60 year-old Watson sustain this pace through Sunday? Remember, he’s an 8-time major winner and he’s won at Turnberry before. Of course, he was also born in 1949.  So, it remains to be seen whether this was just a fluke round or Watson’s got an actual chance at the Claret Jug, but either way, it’s one helluva story.

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