Tom Watson is an 8-time major champion and a 2-time winner of the Masters and on Thursday at the first round at Augusta National he shot a 1-under 71. So, what's the big deal you ask? Well, the big deal is that, at the age of 65, Watson became the oldest player in the history of the Masters to shoot a round under par!
The previous record was held by Gay Brewer who shot a 2-under 70 in the second round at the 1995 Masters. And just in case you were wondering about Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus: Arnie, at 65, shot 78-77 in the first 2 rounds of the 1994 Masters to miss the cut. And Jack, who was 65 in 2005, shot 77-76 that year.
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