The title of this blog post says, “Winner of British Open Tom Watson” when Stewart Cink won the Open yesterday.
Well, I just have to give out my best wishes to one of the best golfers ever lived, Tom Watson.
When I first started golf, I read Tom Watson’s Getting Up and Down. Tom Watson has always been one of my golfing heroes and to be leading the British Open at 59 years old until the 72nd hole was just plain awesome.
Of course, I know Stewart Cink probably deserves his share of applause but to me, the real winner of 2009 British Open is Tom Watson, simply because he’s too old and he tried so hard.
I see all these sports writer about how “Tom Watson” came up short when in reality, Tom Watson accomplished something unreal over the weekend at the age of 59.
Heck, if Tom Watson finished anywhere near Top-20, that’s a miracle. The point is that this 59-year golfing super-star finished 2nd at the British Open. Plus, he did tie Stewart Cink for the total number of strokes.
When you compare this to Rocco at the 2008 U.S. Open and Greg Norman at 2008 British Open, you know it’s 10 times more incredible because Tom Watson was the “oldest” to finish 2nd at a major championship.
My last thoughts, keep ‘em coming Tom, I think you can still win another major in the next couple years.