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It was an understandably emotion farewell from Tom Watson at the Old Course, where he walked across the Swilcan Bridge in the late-evening hours on July 17, his 38-year run of British Open golf coming to an end.
Watson, 65, the five-time champion who cried when playing alongside Jack Nicklaus at his last Open 10 years ago, managed to keep from doing so during his own farewell.
“There were no tears,” he said. “I was thinking the whole back nine, “This is a joyous occasion.’ Over the years I’ve played in the Open Champoinsihp, I’ve had a lot of great memories. Those memories fill me up. It’s been a great run for the last 40 years.”
Several players stuck around to watch Watson finish, and Ernie Els and Brandt Snedeker were gracious enough to tell Watson to keep the round going as darkness neared so he wouldn’t have to return the following morning.
“I’ve had more than my share of wonderful memories here and I can’t be more grateful to be here,” Watson said.
Watson won the Open in his first try in 1975 at Carnoustie, and then added victories at Turnberry (1977), Muirfield (1980), Royal Troon (1982) and Royal Birkdale (1983).
His best chance at St. Andrews came in 1984, where he came up short against Seve Ballesteros.