Tom Watson


Born: September 4th, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri
Nationality: American
Famous For: Being ranked number one in the world for 5 years
Awards: World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA Tour leading money winner, PGA Player of the Year, Vardon Trophy, Bob Jones Award, Old Tom Morris Award, Payne Stewart Award

Tom Watson’s was born on September 4th, 1949. He is currently 63 years old. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Watson is married to his wife Hilary Watson.

Professional Golf Career

Watson has enjoyed a very successful golf career. Altogether he has won 70 times at the professional level. He has played on the PGA Tour many times, and he has won in it 39 times. He also holds an impressive PGA Tour Playoff record of 9-5. He has also won four Japan golf tours, in 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1997. The Japan tours that he won included the ABC Japan VS USA Golf Matches, Dunlop Phoenix, the Uchida Yoko Cup Japan vs USA Match and the Dunlop Phoenix a second time. Watson won the Australian Open in 1984 and the Hong Kong Open in 1992, as well as the 1994 Skins Game. As far as Champions Tours, he has won 14 of them. His Champions Tours playoff record is 3-8.

Between the years of of 1999 and 2011 he has won 10 senior championships. These wins include Diners Club Matches, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game, which he has won on four occasions.

There are quite a few more major championships that Watson has won, which include the Open Championship, which he won in 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1983. In 1982 he won the U.S. Open and in 1981 he won the Masters Tournament.

Other Business Ventures

One of his hobbies includes designing golf courses. He has designed numerous golf courses through his business called Tom Watson Design Company. One of the most notable golf courses that he has designed is Ballybunion Golf Club, located County Kerry, Ireland. The Phoenix Resort located in Miyazaki, Japan, was also designed by Watson and so was the The Conservatory, which is located in Palm Coast, Florida. The golfer has also designed five other golf courses located throughout the world.

Other Information

When it comes to balance Watson is a very well-rounded golfer. He is actually considered to be one of the most complete players in golf, and this has allowed him to win many games, both on the professional level, as well as the amateur level.

As one can see, Watson is considered to be one of the best golfers that have ever played. He has not only won some of the most well-known competitions, but he has also defeated some of the best golfers in the sport.