Sport: The Shot of His Life

Chipping away at history, Tom Watson takes the Open at last

"He plays a game with which I am not familiar." —Bobby Jones, describing young Jack Nicklaus

Tom Watson plays a game of golf with which Jack Nicklaus—and no one else—is familiar. These two can look at each other now and see where they are going and where they have been. In the 1977 British Open at Turnberry, Scotland, Nicklaus and Watson crossed a dark moor together and came out Watson and Nicklaus. To Jack's 68, 70, 65 and 66, Tom shot 68, 70, 65 and 65, erasing any doubts about whether his...

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