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Watson says goodbye to Old Course but not Open

 Tom Watson of the U.S. chips onto the eighth green during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Sc...
 Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and waves on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Gol...
 Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and gives the thumbs up on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the Br...
 Tom Watson of the U.S. waits on the 12th green during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotla...
 Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and waves on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Gol...
 Tom Watson of the U.S., center, shakes hands with Japan's Ryo Ishikawa as Ireland's Padraig Harrington looks on after their second round of the Briti...
 Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and waves on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Gol...
 Tom Watson of the U.S. kisses the Swilken Burn bridge on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Golf Championshi...
 Tom Watson of the U.S. kisses the Swilken Burn bridge on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Golf Championshi...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S. chips onto the eighth green during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Sc...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and waves on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Gol...

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Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and gives the thumbs up on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the Br...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S. waits on the 12th green during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotla...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and waves on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Gol...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S., center, shakes hands with Japan's Ryo Ishikawa as Ireland's Padraig Harrington looks on after their second round of the Briti...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S. stands on the Swilken Burn bridge and waves on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Gol...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S. kisses the Swilken Burn bridge on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Golf Championshi...

British Open Golf

Tom Watson of the U.S. kisses the Swilken Burn bridge on his final round at St. Andrews, during the second round of the British Open Golf Championshi...

Tom Watson has played his last round in a British Open at St. Andrews, assured of missing the cut after shooting a 3-over 75.
Several hundred fans lingered in the fading light for one last glimpse of the eight-time major winner on the Old Course on Friday, and he didn't disappoint. With playing partners Padraig Harrington of Ireland and Japan's Ryo Ishikawa well ahead so as not to steal his moment, Watson kissed the Swilcan Bridge and then took a last, nostalgic walk over it.
As applause and shouts of "We love you, Tom!" rang out, Watson stood on top of the bridge, took off his cap and waved it at the crowd.


Updated : 2021-03-02 09:20 GMT+08:00