Every 60-year-old golfer on Earth would be in ecstasy if he saw his name with a minus three next to it after two rounds of play at the Masters Tournament.
The press building was full of journalists from around the world prepared to write a first-round story about a T.W. from Stanford.
The new, fan-friendly Tiger Woods played a lot like the old one in his return to competitive golf Thursday at the Masters Tournament.
All forgotten. Tom Watson thinks about the 18th hole at last July's British Open only when items such as a notebook, camera or microphone find him.
Tom Watson spoke in the media center after his first round.
Tom Watson turned back the clock at Turnberry last summer, standing over an eight-foot putt that would have won him a ninth career major 26 years after he'd won his eighth.
Lost in what could have been one of the greatest golf stories of all time was one of the nicest golf stories of our time. For many fans, Stewart Cink was grudgingly accepted as the man who beat Tom Watson at the British Open.
Listing of winners of the British Open.
The winner of the oldest of golf's four majors, the Open Championship, is presented with the silver Claret Jug, but when the tournament began in 1860, the prize was the Challenge Belt. The top four finishers in the Open, plus ties, qualify for the Masters Tournament. The British Open winner gets a five-year exemption to the Masters.
For five holes Thursday, it seemed like old times at Augusta National Golf Club for Tom Watson.