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Name: - Thomas Sturges Watson
Country: - USA
Born : - On September 4th, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Original Home/Club: - Kansas City, Missouri
Occupation: - Professional golfer, golf course designer, golf swing analyst and writer.
Turned Pro: - 1971
Web Address: - http://www.tomwatson.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Adams Golf

Roll of Honour

Majors (8). Senior Majors (6). Ryder Cup player (1977, '81, '83, '89). Ryder Cup captain (1993, 2014). Total professional wins (70), of which US PGA Tr (39), Champions Tr (14) and Japan Tr (4). US PGA Tr leading money winner (1977, '78, '79, '80, '84). Champions Tr leading money winner (2003). Charles Schwab Cup winner (2003, '05). Old Tom Morris Award (1992, GCSAA). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1988).


Golf course design

Tom Watson has designed several golf courses, which include, but are not limited to: Ballybunion, Old course (Ireland, 1995 improvements); Hammock Beach, Conservatory course (SC); Kiawah Island, Cassique course (SC); National GC of Kansas City (Kan); Phoenix Resort (Japan); Reunion Resort, Independence course (FL); Shadow Glen (Kan, with Weiskopf & Morrish); Spanish Bay (Calif, with RTJ Jr & Sandy Tatum).


Did you know?

With 8 Major championship wins and 39 victories on the US PGA Tour, and many other international wins, Tom Watson is one of the greatest players of the modern game. Currently he plays on the Champions Tour.


Top tournaments won by Tom Watson

2011Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Royal Kaanapali7 skins$310,000
Played as the (last) Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 29/30; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Defending champions Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 7 skins worth $310,000. Second was Mark O'Meara & Bernhard Langer (Ger) 7 skins worth $300,000. Joint-Third was Fuzzy Zoeller & Ben Crenshaw and Fred Couples & Nick Price (Zim) 2 skins worth $80,000. (All players from USA unless mentioned otherwise). [Royal Ka'anapali GC, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii].
2011Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipValhalla278 (-10)$360,000
The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (May 26-29). Watson (USA) beat David Eger (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to claim his sixth senior major title and 14th overall major. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY].
2010Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort194 (-22)$315,000
Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (Jan 22-24; Champions Tour season-opener). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind 60-year-old Watson (USA), who became the 13th oldest Champions Tour winner. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
2010Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Royal Kaanapali10 skins$350,000
Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 16/17; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 10 skins worth $350,000. Second was Fuzzy Zoeller & Ben Crenshaw 5 skins worth $230,000. Third was Fred Couples & Nick Price (Zim) 3 skins worth $190,000. Gary Player (RSA) & Loren Roberts were shutout with no skins. (All players from USA unless indicated otherwise). [Royal Ka'anapali GC, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii].
2008Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor185 (-31)$225,000
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 25-27; two-man better-ball team event for the first time since 2001). Second-placed Jeff Sluman (USA) & Craig Stadler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tom Watson (USA) & Andy North (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
2008Snr AmericaTampa Bay Pro-AmTPC Tampa Bay204 (-9)$255,000
Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (April 18-20). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) and Scott Hoch (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Watson (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
2007Snr MajorsSenior Open ChampionshipMuirfield284 (E)€234,640
The Senior Open Championship presented by Aberdeen Asset Management (21st) (July 26-29). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) and Stewart Ginn (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA), who claimed his third British Senior Open win in 5 years and his 13th major championship title. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
2007Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Wailea GC9 skins$320,000
Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 13/14; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 9 skins worth $320,000. Second was Gary Player (RSA) & Jay Haas 6 skins worth $290,000. Third was Arnold Palmer & Loren Roberts 1 skin worth $100,000. Fourth was Ray Floyd & Dana Quigley 2 skins worth $60,000. (All players from USA unless indicated otherwise). [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].
2007Snr AmericaTampa Bay Pro-AmTPC Tampa Bay209 (-4)$240,000
Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (Feb 16-18). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) and Andy Bean (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
2005Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup2980 pts$1,000,000
Watson (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture his second Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Dana Quigley (USA) was second with 2733 pts. Mark McNulty (Ire) was third with 2210 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.
2005Snr AmericaCharles Schwab Cup Ch'shipSonoma GC272 (-16)$440,000
Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 27-30; Champions Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA), whose final round 63 overhauled the six-shot lead Haas had going into the final round. [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].
2005Snr MajorsSenior Open ChampionshipRoyal Aberdeen280 (-4)£157,000
The Senior British Open Championship presented by Aberdeen Asset Management (19th) (July 21-24). Watson (USA) beat Des Smyth (Ire) at the third playoff hole, to claim his second Senior British Open title. [Royal Aberdeen GC, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen].
2004Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Wailea GC10 skins$400,000
Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 31/Feb 1; four-man Champions Tr unofficial money event). Watson (USA) won with a total of 10 skins worth $400,000. Second was Arnold Palmer (USA) 5 skins worth $140,000. Third was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 3 skins worth $60,000. Lee Trevino (USA) was shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].
2003Snr AwardsCharles Schwab CupSonoma GC4751 pts$1,000,000
Watson (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Jim Thorpe (USA) was second with 3381 pts; Bruce Lietzke (USA) was third with 2867 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.
2003Snr AwardsLow Stroke Ave - US Snr Tr68.81n/a
Watson (USA) won the Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the Champions Tour. Craig Stadler (USA) was second with 69.38; Hale Irwin (USA) was third with 69.59.
2003Snr AwardsMoney Winner - US Snr Tr$1,853,108see Score
Watson (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Champions Tour 2003 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,853,108 on the Tour. Jim Thorpe (USA) was second with $1,830,306; Gil Morgan (USA) was third with $1,620,206.
2003Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Watson (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2003Snr MajorsSenior Open ChampionshipTurnberry263 (-17)£157,800
The Senior British Open presented by MasterCard (17th) (July 24-27; recognised for the first time as a senior major championship). Watson (USA) beat Carl Mason (Eng) at the second playoff hole. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
2003Snr MajorsThe TraditionReserve V&GC, The273 (-15)$330,000
Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA), Tom Kite (USA) and Jim Ahern (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [The Reserve Vineyards & GC, Aloha, nr Portland, OR].
2002Snr AmericaCharles Schwab Cup Ch'shipGaillardia G&CC274 (-14)$440,000
Played as the Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia (Oct 24-27; Snr PGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [Gaillardia G&CC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma].
2001Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipRidgewood CC, NJ274 (-14)$360,000
Played as the Senior PGA Championship (May 25-27). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ].
2000Snr AmericaCharles Schwab Cup Ch'shipTPC Myrtle Beach270 (-18)$365,000
Played as the Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship (Nov 2-5; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed John Jacobs (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina].
2000Snr AmericaHyundai Matches (Snrs)Pelican Hill4 & 2$100,000
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Dec 16-17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Tom Watson (USA) beat Bruce Fleisher (USA) & David Graham (Aus) 4 and 2 in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].
1999Snr AmericaBank One Snr Ch'shipBent Tree CC, TX196 (-20)$195,000
Played as the inaugural Bank One Championship (Sept 17-19). Second-placed Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Watson (USA). [Bent Tree CC, Dallas, Texas].
1999Snr AmericaGillette Tour ChallengeMid Ocean Club59 (-12)$165,000
Played as the Gillette Tour Challenge (Oct 5; unofficial money best-ball event involving eight teams that comprised a PGA Tr, LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). The team of Graham Marsh (Aus), Dottie Pepper (USA) & Tom Watson (USA) beat second-placed team of Jeff Sluman (USA), Nancy Lopez (USA) & Dana Quigley (USA) in a one-shot nearest-the-pin playoff (208-yard par-3 17th). [Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town, Bermuda].
1999Snr AmericaHyundai Matches (Snrs)Pelican Hill1 up$100,000
Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 11/12; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Tom Watson (USA) beat Bruce Fleisher (USA) & David Graham (Aus) by 1 hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].
1998Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex265 (-15)$414,000
Played as the MasterCard Colonial (May 21-24). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded the last of his 39 PGA Tour wins. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1997Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn275 (-9)¥36million
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 20-23; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who won this event for the second time ... 17 years after the first. This was the last of Watson's four Japan Tour wins. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
1996Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village274 (-14)$324,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed David Duval (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1994Men AmericaSkins Game (PGA Tr)Bighorn GC6 skins$210,000
Played as the Skins Game (four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Watson (USA) won with a total of 6 skins worth $210,000. Second: Fred Couples (USA) 5 skins worth $170,000. Third: Paul Azinger (USA) 4 skins worth $80,000 and defending champion Payne Stewart (USA) 3 skins worth $80,000. [Mountains course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].
1992Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC274 (-10)US$41,650
Played as the Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Open. Second-placed Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA). [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling; at the time called Royal Hong Kong GC].
1987Men AmericaTour Championship (PGA Tr)Oak Hills CC, TX268 (-12)$360,000
Played as the inaugural Nabisco Championships of Golf (Oct 29-Nov 1; became the Tour Championship in 1991). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 2 shots behind Tom Watson (USA), who recorded the 37th of his 39 PGA Tour wins. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
1984Men JapanABC ChampionshipSobu CC135 (-7)US$20,000
Played as the Uchida Yoko Cup Japan vs USA Match (Nov 1-4; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) and Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].
1984Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Melbourne281 (-7)A$36,000
Played as the National Panasonic Australian Open (Nov 15-18). Second-placed Bob Stanton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].
1984Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Butler Natl.280 (-8)$72,000
Played as the Western Open. Watson (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1984Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$476,260see Score
Watson (USA) won his fifth PGA Tour leading money winner title (and associated Arnold Palmer Award), with 1984 season earnings of $476,260 on the Tour. Mark O'Meara (USA) was second with $465,873; Andy Bean (USA) was third with $422,995.
1984Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Watson (USA) won his sixth PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1984Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort274 (-14)$72,000
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (May 3-6). Second-placed Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 5 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded the last of three wins in this event. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1984Men AmericaTucson OpenRandolph GC2 & 1$100,000
Played as the Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship. Watson (USA) beat defending champion Jim Thorpe (USA) by 2 and 1 in the final. [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ. Known at the time as the North Course at Randolph Park].
1983Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Birkdale275 (-9)£40,000
The Open Championship (112th) (July 14-17). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Andy Bean (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Watson (USA). This was the last of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1982Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town280 (-4)$54,000
Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic. Watson (USA) beat Frank Conner (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1982Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.271 (-13)$54,000
Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Feb 18-21). Watson (USA) beat defending champion Johnny Miller (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to win this event for the second time in three years. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1982Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Watson (USA) won his fifth PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1982Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Troon284 (-4)£32,000
The Open Championship (111th) (July 15-18). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) and Nick Price (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). This was the fourth of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1982Men MajorsUS OpenPebble Beach282 (-6)$60,000
The US Open (82nd) (June 17-20). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
1981Men AmericaAtlanta ClassicAtlanta CC277 (-11)$54,000
Played as the Atlanta Classic (June 4-7). Watson (USA) beat Tommy Valentine (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1981Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicLakewood GC, La.270 (-18)$63,000
Played as the USF&G New Orleans Open. Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Watson (USA). [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
1981Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National280 (-8)$60,000
The Masters Tournament (45th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Johnny Miller (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded his second Masters win. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1980Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipPreston Trail274 (-6)$54,000
Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 8-11). Second-placed Bill Rogers (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA), who won this title for the third straight year. Rogers was runner-up to Watson in this event for the second straight year. [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].
1980Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn282 (-6)¥12million
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 20-23; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Mike Reid (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), whose first prize equated to $52,173. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
1980Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenTorrey Pines275 (-13)$45,000
Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 24-27). Watson (USA) beat D.A. Weibring (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to win this event for the second time. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
1980Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.276 (-8)$45,000
Played as the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open (Feb 21-24). Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) and Don January (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA), who recorded his 20th PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
1980Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$530,808see Score
Watson (USA) won his fourth straight PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1980 season earnings of $530,808 on the Tour. Lee Trevino (USA) was second with $385,814; Curtis Strange (USA) was third with $271,888.
1980Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicLakewood GC, La.273 (-15)$45,000
Played as the Greater New Orleans Open. Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
1980Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Watson (USA) won his fourth straight PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1980Men MajorsThe OpenMuirfield271 (-13)£25,000
The Open Championship (109th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 4 shots behind Watson (USA).This was the third of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
1980Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort276 (-12)$54,000
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (April 17-20). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Watson (USA), who recorded the second of his three wins in this event. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1980Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC270 (-10)$100,000
Played as the World Series of Golf. Second-placed Ray Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1979Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipPreston Trail275 (-5)$54,000
Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 10-13). Defending champion Watson (USA) beat Bill Rogers (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].
1979Men AmericaHall of Fame ClassicPinehurst No.2272 (-12)$45,000
Played as the Colgate Hall of Fame Classic (Aug 23-26). Defending champion Watson (USA) beat Johnny Miller (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [No.2 course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
1979Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town270 (-14)$54,000
Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic. Second-placed Ed Sneed (USA) finished 5 shots behind Watson (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1979Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.27n/a
Watson (USA) won his third straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1979Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village285 (-3)$54,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1979Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$462,636see Score
Watson (USA) won his third straight PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1979 season earnings of $462,636. Larry Nelson (USA) was second with $281,022; Lon Hinkle (USA) was third with $247,393.
1979Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Watson (USA) won his third straight PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1979Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort275 (-13)$54,000
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (April 19-22). Second-placed Bruce Lietzke (USA) and Jerry Pate (USA) finished 6 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded the first of his three wins in this event. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
1978Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipPreston Trail272 (-8)$40,000
Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (25th) (May 4-7). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].
1978Men AmericaHall of Fame ClassicPinehurst No.2277 (-7)$50,000
Played as the Colgate Hall of Fame Classic (Aug 24-27). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA), Howard Twitty (USA) and defending champion Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [No.2 course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
1978Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.16n/a
Watson (USA) won his second straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1978Men AmericaMichelob Ch'shipSilverado270x
Played as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.
1978Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$362,429see Score
Watson (USA) won his second straight PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1978 season earnings of $362,429 on the Tour. Gil Morgan (USA) was second with $267,459; Andy Bean (USA) was third with $267,241, just over $200 behind Morgan.
1978Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach280 (-8)$45,000
Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 21-24). Defending champion Watson (USA) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to claim his tenth PGA Tour title. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].
1978Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Watson (USA) won his second straight PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1978Men AmericaTucson OpenTucson Natl.274 (-14)$40,000
Played as the Joe Garagiola Tucson Open. Second-placed Bobby Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA). [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
1977Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Butler Natl.283 (-5)$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Wally Armstrong (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1977Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenTorrey Pines269 (-19)$36,000
Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 27-30). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) and John Schroeder (USA) finished 5 shots behind Watson (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
1977Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.32n/a
Watson (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1977Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$310,653see Score
Watson (USA) was the PGA Tour 1977 leading money winner, with earnings of $310,653 on the Tour. Jack Nicklaus (USA) was second with $284,509; Lanny Wadkins was third with $244,882.
1977Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach273 (-15)$40,000
Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 20-23). Second-placed Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore course)].
1977Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Watson (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1977Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National276 (-12)$40,000
The Masters Tournament (41st) (April 7-10). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). This was the first of Watson's two Masters wins, secured after another epic last-day battle with Jack Nicklaus. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1977Men MajorsThe OpenTurnberry268 (-12)£10,000
The Open Championship (106th) (July 6-9). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). The Ailsa Course provided the setting for Watson's famous "duel in the sun" with Nicklaus. This was the second of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
1976Men JapanABC ChampionshipHarima CC277 (-11)US$20,000
Played as the United States-Japan Tournament (Dec 2-5; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA), who claimed the first of his four Japan Tour wins. [Harima CC, Ono, Hyogo, Japan].
1975Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipPreston Trail269 (-19)$35,000
Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 6-9). Second-placed Don Bies (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Hayes (USA). [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].
1975Men MajorsThe OpenCarnoustie279 (-5)£7,500
The Open Championship (104th) (July 9-12). Making his Open Championship debut, 25-year old Watson (USA) beat Jack Newton (Aus) in an 18-hole playoff: Watson 71 (-1), Newton 72 (E). This was the first of Watson's five Open Championship wins. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
1975Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC140x
Played as the World Series of Golf; a 36-hole exhibition event. Won by Tom Watson (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1974Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Butler Natl.287 (+3)$40,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) and J.C. Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].

 

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Drentse Golfclub De Gelpenberg: as the oldest golf course in the Dutch province of Drenthe, De Gelpenberg offers a partly-wooded and partly-open heathland layout, guaranteed to test all facets of your game. It is arguably the best of the country's more northerly layouts, together with Lauswolt (50 km away to the north-west).
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Golfbaan Stippelberg: located 25 kilometres north-east of Eindhoven, this relatively new addition to championship golf in the Netherlands has fast become one of the country's "must play" courses.
 
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