VIDEO: Tom Watson Sinks Hole-In-One At British Open, Celebrates Politely

"Slam dunk!" More like a bounce pass, in my honest opinion. Golf legend Tom Watson sunk a hole-in-one at the 2011 British Open at Royal St. George's, putting a one-hopper in the can from 169 yards out. Here's a look at the shot that briefly pulled attention from Watson's suddenly famous playing partner Tom Lewis, the amateur who shared the tournament lead after the first round. Via Dogs That Chase Cars.


The celebration is pretty Tom Watson, if my fuzzy childhood memories remain pure. Arms open in a combination of a boasting "I'm Tom Watson!" and the modest "What a lucky guy am I?" The eagle helped Watson stay above the projected cut line; after 12 holes, the five-time Open champion was five shots behind the leaders.

You can view the full British Open leaderboard here. For further updates as the second round continues and the cut line becomes more firm, tune in to our British Open StoryStream.

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