Watson’s Effort Took Me Back


If you are a golfer and are older than 40 you just had to love the British Open golf tournament at Turnberry. Seeing Tom Watson in the hunt on Sunday reminded me of watching golf with my dad who died four years ago. It was a marvelous time machine that had me on the couch for the entire last round.

Watson tormented me with a bogey on the first hole, I thought the story was over, old guy gave it a run but didn’t have it for a real win. But over the course of the next few hours Watson not only held his own, but was poised to win. His eight iron on the 18th hole was one club too many. Too bad, the story would have been incredible, 59 year-old beats incredible odds to win the Open. But it was not meant to be, three putts, a playoff and a drubbing in the playoff.

But as much as I was rooting for Tom Watson to win, the day did not take from me what he gave: a walk down memory lane with my dad at my side. Thanks for that Tom!

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