I think that Tom Watson deliberately muffed that last putt on the 18th hole. If he had sunk that putt, then he would have won the British Open at age 59, and it would forever be difficult for anyone to seriously claim that golf is a sport. How could it be a real sport when an over-the-hill 59-year-old could win a big championship?
Thanks, Tom. You are a hero to golfers everywhere. You proved that you could compete with the best of them, but you were too much of a gentleman to humiliate the whole golfing world. The rest of us can still pretend that golf is a sport.