When did Tom Watson win the US Open and Open Championship?
The following month in July 1982 at Royal Troon in Scotland, Watson became only the third golfer since World War II to win the U.S. Open and Open Championship in the same year after Ben Hogan (1953) and Lee Trevino (1971) – a feat later matched by Tiger Woods (2000).
How many majors has Tom Watson won in golf?
Tom Watson won eight golf Majors including five British Opens. How many Majors has Tom Watson won? He won five British Opens. The question is what else did he win? Tom Watson won a total of eight Majors. As well as winning five British Opens Tom Watson won the Masters twice and the US Open once.
How good was Tom Watson in the 80s?
In the 1970s and 1980s, Watson was one of the leading golf players in the world, winning eight major championships and heading the PGA Tour money list five times. He was the number one player in the world according to McCormack’s World Golf Rankings from 1978 until 1982; in both 1983 and 1984, he was ranked second behind Seve Ballesteros.
What was Tom Watson’s open score in 1982?
Saturday, June 19, 1982 Watson’s Open turned around for him on the weekend, which he attributed to minor swing adjustments before the third round. On a day that saw a number of sub-70 rounds (including a 67 by 1977 PGA Champion Lanny Wadkins, also played at Pebble Beach), Watson was the best of the leaders, firing a 4-under 68.