Tom Watson, at 59 years old, nearly became the oldest player in golf history to win a major tournament this afternoon after a dramatic day in Scotland culminated on a four-hole playoff against Stewart Cink, who took home the Claret Jug in his first major victory. After bogeying the final hole, Watson entered the playoff, where he rescued par at six but double-bogeyed the 17th hole. Watson’s last major win was in 1983 and he is a five-time Open champion. Previously, the oldest golfer to win a major was Julius Boros, who was 48 when he took the 1968 PGA Championship.
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