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Tom Watson Joins Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as Honorary Starter at This Year’s Masters |  Golf news


“Augusta National in April is one of my favorite places”, former champion Tom Watson rejoices in the opportunity to become an honorary starter at the Masters, which runs April 7-10, live on Sky Sports

Last update: 01/11/22 6:37 PM

Tom Watson returns to Augusta National in April

Two-time winner Tom Watson will join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as honorary starter at this year’s Masters.

Watson, who won the Masters title at Augusta National in 1977 and 1981 and has also finished third three times, made his last competitive appearance in the first major tournament of the year in 2016.

The 72-year-old relishes the opportunity to return as an honorary starter at the iconic event, which runs April 7-10, live on Air sports.

“Augusta National in April is one of my favorite places,” said the 72-year-old.

Tom Watson Joins Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as Honorary Starter at This Year’s Masters |  Golf news

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“With the many fond memories of watching the Masters as a youngster and then participating in the tournament for so many years, I am very honored to join my fellow competitors, Jack and Gary, as an honorary starter to this tournament. next Masters.

“In my two wins, Jack was on my heels. And when Gary won his third tournament in 1978, I was there to help him put on the green jacket.

“Times like these are defining moments in my career, and the opportunity to share the tradition of honorary starters with Jack, Gary and the Masters Patrons will be very special.”




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