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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Golf: Watson to upstage Faldo on last British Open appearance

Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo will play his last British Open at St Andrews on the 25th anniversary of winning in 1990. Faldo will celebrate his 58th birthday during the tournament.

It may be that Faldo, who's been described by Sam Torrance as "an a***hole" for criticising Sergio Garcia on the eve of the Ryder Cup ("It was pathetic from Faldo"), will be upstaged by Tom Watson, who is also making a final appearance in the Championship. Watson became the second-oldest to Sam Snead to make the cut at a PGA Tour event when he played the RBC Heritage on Friday. He was 65 years, seven months and 13 days and shot 69 the next day.

It was his third cut in the last two seasons. Watson, who made his first Masters appearance in 1970, shot 71 on the opening day in Augusta National this year but missed the cut. He says next year's Masters might be his last.

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