Can 64-year-old Tom Watson still play with the young guns on the PGA Tour? Sure he can, and today he showed he still has was it takes to compete, on the PGA Tour. Watson should make the cut which is now -1 under par. He shot a second round 68, by making 3 birdies and only one bogey in his second round.
Watson shot a 1 over par 71 in his first round at the Greenbrier. The old man still knows a thing or two about scoring. He is as competitive as ever. After his first round yesterday, he was interviewed and asked, if he was there to see the younger players he might select for his Ryder Cup team.
Watson answered by saying, first he was there to play the best golf he could play, and he was hoping to be able to stick around and play on the weekend. Will, today Watson showed he can make the cut in a regular PGA Tour event.
He played better than a lot of the younger guys, and showed the competitive fire is still burning inside him. Tom made 6 consecutive pars on the front 9 before carding his first birdie on the front 9 at the par 4 7th. He then went on to make pars on holes 8 & 9 to finish his day at 2 under par 68.
Watson started on the back 9 and made 4 straight pars. He then found his first birdie of the day at the par 4 14th. He gave that stroke back at the par 4 16th and made another birdie at the par 5 17th. Watson would go on to make par at the par 3 18th, his 9th hole of the day.
It will be exciting to see how he plays on the weekend. He is now tied with 17 others in 56th place, siting 8 strokes back of the leader. In case you are wondering, Tom Watson is not the oldest player to make a cut in a PGA Tour event. That distinction belongs to none other than Sam Snead who was 67 years, 2 months, 21 days old at the time.
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