As any golf fan worth his or her weight in gold will know, Tom Watson loves himself some British Open golf. This week, the 62-year-old Kansas native prepares for what might be another memorable run at Royal Lytham & St. Annes and a sixth British Open championship.
Three years ago at 59 years old, Watson all but made history by falling just short of winning his sixth Open title; however, a shaky putter in regulation ultimately spelled the end of his magical Turnberry run and allowed Stewart Cink to win his first major. Watson's experience playing overseas on the grandest of stages always makes him a strong contender for the title no matter his age.
Watson attributes his continued success over the years to maintaining a competitive edge, which he hopes to bring with him to England this week for the 141st British Open.
“We play this game on a thin edge a lot of times, where it’s between being confident and not being confident," Watson said. "And whenever you let that doubt in there, it takes you below that edge. You need that edge."