Posts tagged with: "Tom Watson"

The Call-In Hall Of Fame

The Call-In Hall Of Fame

1980 MONY Tournament of Champions – A TV microphone picks up Lee Trevino talking about Tom Watson suggesting Trevino change his stance during the final round. After a viewer reports it, officials penalize Watson two strokes. Watson, who was leading the tournament, went on to win anyway.    READ: New…

Watson’s Masters Farewell View More
Tom Watson accepting the green jacket from Seve Ballesteros in 1981.

Watson’s Masters Farewell

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | Tom Watson knows it’s time to step away. He is playing his final Masters this week with the simple goal of making the cut, something the 66-year-old has done just once since 2002. Whether it’s Friday afternoon or sometime Sunday, Watson completes his Masters career with two…

Contemplating Arnie’s Augusta Successor View More
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Contemplating Arnie’s Augusta Successor

The news Tuesday that Arnold Palmer won’t hit a ceremonial opening tee shot at The Masters was a reminder that time marches inexorably on, eventually robbing even the greatest athletes of their physical capabilities. It also got me thinking about who eventually will succeed Palmer in the pantheon of legends…

Classic Tom Watson Moments View More
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Classic Tom Watson Moments

In honor of his 66th birthday, here our some of Tom Watson’s greatest moments in the game of golf. The 1977 Open Championship at Turnberry was one of the greatest final rounds in tournament history: His battle with Jack in the 1982 U.S. Open featuring an iconic chip-in on the…

Monday Morning Quarterbacking View More
Phil Mickelson delivered stern criticism to captain Tom Watson, but isn’t blameless himself. (Joel Kowsky, USGA)

Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Coupla things: Global Golf Post’s criticisms of Tom Watson and the PGA of America have been harsh – maybe more harsh than those of any other media outlet. And we stand by every word we have published on the subject of the mistakes made on the U.S. side at last…