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Tom Watson celebrated his 67th birthday by shooting his age on the PGA Tour Champions

September 04, 2016
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For a legendary golfer with the career longevity of Tom Watson, shooting your age probably becomes commonplace. We mortals dream of accomplishing such feats, which is why we can fully appreciate Watson's Sunday feat at the PGA Tour Champions' Shaw Charity Classic.

Carlos Franco might've taken the title in Alberta, but with his final-round 67 on his 67th birthday, Watson deserves a nod of respect for playing great golf into his late 60s.

His 67 on Sunday might not have even been Watson's most impressive round. An opening-round 65 on Friday put Watson one stroke better than his current age.

Shooting your age twice in one professional event? That's too good. Sunday's 67 marked the fifth time Watson shot his age in the senior ranks.

So while Watson might not have won the tournament this weekend (he finished T-26 actually), but we can still appreciate the eight-time major champion's game still looking very sharp.