In the 1970s and 1980s, Watson was one of the world’s leading golfers, winning eight major championship titles and leading the income list on the PGA Tour for five seasons. Tom Watson was born on September 4, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Led by his father to golf from the age of six, Watson was a gifted talent and became an amateur champion at the age of 17. He joined the PGA Tour in 1971, after three years, he won the Western Open.
Failure at U.S. Open 1974 and 1975 was sadness and regret for Watson, but it was the motivation for him to create terrible breakthroughs later. Watson won the British Open 1975 and won another 7 Major Awards until 1983. Thus, for a total of about 8 years, Watson won 8 Major. Therefore, he was dubbed the “Monster” in the 70-80s of the last century.
In addition, the coronation at U.S.Open 1982 is also very thrilling. Watson made an unbelievable chip and then headed to the birdie point at hole 18 to once again win against Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus may be more famous and successful than Watson but his failures against Watson are still in print.
Since the time of Sam Snead, Tom Watson has been the longest playing professional. In 2009, at the age of 60, he had almost miraculously led the British Open and only failed after the playoff series. The last Major in this year does not seem to be for Watson. Watson was only exactly one time on Monday in 1978, the rest were mostly in the top 10 or top 25, completely opposite of the other three major tournaments.
Anyway, the name Tom Watson was brightly enough in British Open history for a total of five championships. His remaining 3 Major titles are 2 at The Masters, 1 at U.S.Open.
Watson used to personally play the Ryder Cup for the United States in the years of 197, 1981, 1983 and 1989. In 1993, he was honored to be the captain and the United States won the match against European Team 15 -13.
In the PGA Tour system, Watson won 39 titles (many 11th of all time). He has 6 times been voted the Golf Player of the Year, 5 times leading the PGA Tour bonus list. When he switched to playing the Champions Tour (for veterans), Watson also held 14 titles.