Tom Watson

  • Scott in command at Arnold Palmer Invitational March 22, 2014

    Australian Adam Scott produced another masterful driving display to surge to a rare seven-shot lead after the second round at the $6.2 million Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Friday. The Masters champion, who started the day with a three-shot cushion after an opening 62, more than doubled his advantage with...
  • Operation Bluestar hero Lt General Brar calls UK documents fictitious January 14, 2014

    Amid the raging row over claims that Margaret Thatcher's government had aided India in the Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple in 1984, Lt Gen (Retd) KS Brar, who led the offensive, on Tuesday said it was planned and executed by Indian military commanders. "I am quite...
  • US cut 2014 Ryder Cup captain's picks to three March 21, 2013

    Miami: The United States are trimming their captain's selections for the 2014 Ryder Cup team to face holders Europe from four to three players, captain Tom Watson said on Wednesday. "Giving our players one more opportunity to earn a spot on merit, I believe, is the right thing to do,"...
  • Poulter backs Europe Ryder captain McGinley to come good in 2014 February 14, 2013

    Ian Poulter believes next year's Ryder Cup will turn into a 'David and Goliath' clash between rival captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson and he is backing Europe's skipper to come good against the American great. Poulter, who inspired Europe's comeback win over the United States in Illinois in September with...
  • Tom Watson named US Ryder Cup captain for 2014 December 14, 2012

    New York: Tom Watson was named captain of the 2014 United States Ryder Cup team on Thursday, a move the Americans hope will end their run of losses against Europe in the biennial competition. Watson will be 65 when the matches are played at Gleneagles in Scotland, making him the...
  • Tom Watson named U.S. Ryder Cup captain for 2014 December 13, 2012

    New York: Tom Watson was named on Thursday as the United States captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Watson succeeded Davis Love III as the American captain for the next edition of the biennial golf match between the U.S. and Europe. A winner of eight majors, including...
  • Tom Watson eyes 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy December 9, 2012

    Sydney: Tom Watson is hoping to get the call to return as captain of the United States team for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, the eight-times major champion said on Sunday. Watson, who won four of his five British Open titles in Scotland, played four times in...
  • Watson loses golf championship, wins hearts July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: At 59, Tom Watson was within one shot of becoming the oldest winner of a golfing major at the British Open on Sunday, but it wasn't to be with 36-year-old Stewart Cink taking the Claret Jug away in a play off. "Well it would have been a heck of...
  • Golf: American Cink wins British Open on play-off July 20, 2009

    Turnberry (Scotland): Tom Watson's dream to create sporting history by winning the British Open for the sixth time ended in tears as Stewart Cink won the four-hole play-off on the final day to lift the Claret Jug at the Ailsa Craig Golf Course here Sunday. The front-runner for last three days,...
  • Watson defies age to stay in lead at Turnberry July 19, 2009

    Turnberry, (Scotland): It may have been a day early, but the ageless Tom Watson sure loved the old visual of him in a green T-shirt walking down the 18th fairway in 1977 flashing on the giant screen at Ailsa Craig course at Turnberry. In a week overflowing with memories, it was...
  • Watson leads, Woods falters at British Open Golf July 18, 2009

    Turnberry, Scotland: Tom Watson is ready to rip up the record books after defying his 59 years to tie the lead in the British Open on Friday while world number one Tiger Woods missed the second-round cut. Veteran Watson regained the putting touch that won eight majors in his prime and...