After a tie for 18th at this past weekend's Masters to go with his runner-up finish at last year's British Open, Tom Watson, 60, has accepted an invitation to play in this summer's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Pebble Beach and the U.S. Open go together well for Watson. Back in 1982, Watson was tied with Jack Nicklaus, already in the clubhouse. Watson was coming out of thick rough onto a downhill lie, and caddy, Bruce Edwards, tried to talk Watson into keeping the chip close. "Close, hell," Watson replied. "I'm going to sink it." Yeah, right: