Tom Watson could make history this week if he shoots another under-par round at the Greenbrier Classic. Watson carded four birdies and two bogeys in a round of 68 yesterday to go into the final round 9 shots behind the leader on 3 under-par. The 64-year-old could become the oldest player to finish inside the top ten at a PGA Tour event since Sam Snead in 1975 B.C Open.
Sam Snead is arguably the best golfer that has walked the earth and has records like none other. But Tom Watson is trying his best to become just that bit better. Not only could Watson beat Snead’s record of being the oldest player to finish inside the top ten at a PGA Tour event, but if Watson were to win he would become the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event by a staggering 11 years. Snead also holds that record when he won Greater Greensboro Open in 1965 at the age of 52 years old.
Watson might have to wait a few more years to break Snead’s record of being the oldest player to reach the weekend of a PGA Tour event. It is unbelievable to think that all these records are held by just one man, it is just as unbelievable the fact two of these records are under threat this weekend.