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article imageVeteran golf legend Tom Watson sinks hole-in-one at British Open

By Kev Hedges     Jul 15, 2011 in Sports
Tom Watson stole the show on Friday at the British Open at Royal St. Georges in Sandwich, Kent. He holed the par-three sixth tee in one.
The 61-year-old veteran used a seven iron club with a direct head wind of around 15mph. His shot was straight and direct towards the pin and having bounced once on the green the ball plopped in the hole. Watson is currently two-over-par after completing his second round at Royal St George's in southern England. He is six shots off the leader-board which has become rather crowded with seven players all within a shot of becoming leader.
Watson's fantastic shot comes the day after fellow American Dustin Johnson achieved the same feat at the 16th. However Watson is not the oldest player to achieve a hole-in-one at the British Open. In 1973 Gene Sarazen aced the famous "postage stamp" at Royal Troon, a par-three, at the ripe old age of 71.
Conditions at the Open on Friday have been favourable with steady winds and dry, sunny and warm conditions. However weather conditions are expected to dramatically change for the third round sessions on Saturday as heavy rains and strong winds are expected from the very first tee-times.
Latest scores from Sandwich are: Clarke (Northern Ireland) 18th on four under-par along with Glover (USA) 18th on four under-par and Bjorn (Denmark) 13th hole on four-under, all sharing the lead.
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