Tom Watson Wins Senior PGA
Happy Memorial Day to all my readers. Here is a quick note on how one of my all-time favorite golfers fared this weekend. The more things change, the more they stay the same in the great game of golf. Tom Watson provided another reminder to all golf fans this week of exactly how legendary a player he is in this sport by capturing the 2011 Senior PGA Championship.
As reported on the USA Today website, Watson sunk a 3-foot putt to win the title in a playoff; a putt, Watson later admitted, that he did not want to take much time mulling over:
"I didn't take much time with the putt," he said with that famous toothy grin. "I took one practice stroke and figured, 'Let's get this over with.'"
Watson summoned up some of his old major magic, holing the short birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat David Eger on Sunday.
The 61-year old Watson became the oldest player to win a major championship since 1980, when the Senior tour was created. He also became the third-oldest champion of a senior Tour event and came a full 10 years since his other Senior PGA Championship in 2001.