Eight-time major golf championship winner Tom Watson came within a putt of winning the British Open at Turnberry in July at the age of 59. He needed a par on the final hole to take his sixth British Open, but could only manage a bogey five, and lost the resulting play-off to Stewart Cink.
During his eventful four days, Watson became the oldest man to have the lead after any round of a major championship and the oldest player to lead a major going into the last round. 
"It would have been a hell of a story, wouldn't it?" Watson said afterwards. "And it was almost.” He may not have won, but his remarkable performance made it one of the most compelling golf championships for years.



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