ausgolf's tribute to Tom Watson
Born - 1949
Country - United States
MAJOR VICTORIES (8)
US Masters - 1977, 1981
British Open - 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983
US Open - 1982
Reached the Senior ranks in September 1999. Has won US Tour titles in three decades, totalling 34 in all.
Most recent in MasterCard Colonial in 1998. Winner of eight major titles, only the US PGA eluding him in a glittering career. One of only sixplayers to win British and US Opens in the same year (Jones, Sarazen, Hogan, Trevino and Woods are the others).
Captured Open Championship on first visit in 1975 after play-off with Jack Newton. Won 1996 Memorial Tournament after nine year absence from winner's circle, mainly due to putting problems.