Tom Watson Hits Hole-In-One At 2011 British Open

Tom Watson nailed a hole-in-one on the par-3 sixth hole in Friday's second round at the 2011 British Open at Royal St. George's. Watson, 61, is a five-time British Open winner and has eight majors to his name. He finished second in 2009 at Turnberry, just missing a chance to become the oldest golfer to win a major by no small margin. 


VIDEO: Tom Watson Sinks Hole In One

The Telegraph reports that Watson is not the oldest player to hole a tee shot at the British; Gene Sarzen hit a hole-in-one at age 71 at Troon in 1973.

Watson is playing with Tom Lewis, the amateur player who surprisingly shared the first-round lead with Thomas Bjorn. Through 11 holes on Friday, Lewis was +2 for the day and -3 for the tournament, two shots behind Bjorn, whose second round just came underway. 

Watson is at even par through 11 on Friday, and +2 for the tournament. He sits tied seven shots behind the lead. 

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