Sport: Solitude and a Solitary Master

With no more Open wounds, Tom Watson sets the course

For one who inspires so little romance, Tom Watson has a predilection for the romantic, a trait once associated with golf. "It's a slow game," says the finest golfer in the world, "and it's difficult to get the full meaning of it without taking time. You play along a while against the course, until, eventually, it comes down to the last nine holes, and you go after the other guy, usually just one other guy." Watson almost wishes there were no television then. "Isn't the...

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