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Cink Robs Watson of Storied Win

Leader's bogeys put him 1 stroke behind Brit

(Newser) - Tom Watson squandered a chance to become golf's oldest major champion today, as the 59-year-old American missed an 8-foot putt on the 72nd hole of the British Open, then lost a four-hole playoff to Stewart Cink. Cink won his first major title, but this one will be remembered as the... More »

Watson, 59, Leads Young Rivals Before Final Day

Hip replacement can't stop five-time American champ

(Newser) - A teary Tom Watson moved one hole closer to history today at the British Open, using two late birdies to take a one-stroke lead over younger upstarts Matthew Goggin of Australia and Ross Fisher of England, Golf.com reports. “It’s a surprise,” Watson said. The 59-year-old American,... More »

Tiger Misses Cut; Watson Keeps Lead

(Newser) - Tiger Woods missed the British Open cut after shooting a 4-over 74 in today's second round, marking only the second time he has failed to advance in a major since turning pro; the first was the 2006 US Open, which took place soon after the death of his father. But... More »

Turnberry: British Open's Forgotten Gem

(Newser) - When the British Open begins Thursday, many players will get their first taste of the tournament’s estranged beauty: Turnberry. The last time the Open was held there, Bill Clinton was in his first term and Tiger Woods had just finished high school. The course, which runs along a rugged... More »

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