Tom Watson, oldest golf champion ever? The 59-year-old is leading the British Open after three rounds with a 4-under 206 total, only one stroke ahead of rivals Ross Fisher and Matthew Goggin. Watson was temporarily lagging behind on Saturday before he made a 30-foot-birdie putt at No. 16. Watson is just shy of 60 years old, and will become the oldest major champion in golf history if he picks up the win in the tournament's final round. Younger golfer Tiger Woods missed the tournament's cut on Friday for only the second time in his professional career.