__By Alex Holmes
______[#image: /photos/55ad77b9add713143b4283c9]|||Tom Watson 1977 Turnberry.jpg|||*"No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport
in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and
challenges a golfer's mind." --Tom Watson*
Winning eight major championships, including five British Open titles, defined the career of Tom Watson -- and gave him a spotlight to express his own golf style. But included in Hall of Famer's 39 PGA Tour wins were two victories (1980 and 1982) at classic Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., site of this week's Northern Trust Open.
Photo: Getty Images (1977)