Tom Watson wins heart-melting 2018 Masters Par 3 Contest
Golfweek.com – By: Dan Kilbridge
“Augusta National might be too long for 68-year-old Tom Watson these days, but the 1,061-yard Par 3 course is another story.
Watson conquered the beautiful nine-hole layout in 6-under 21 to win the Masters Par 3 contest Wednesday, beating Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Pieters by one stroke.”
Watson, 68, becomes oldest Masters Par 3 winner
Golfchannel.com – By: Jay Coffin
“Jack Nicklaus cried, Gary Player charmed and Tom Watson won. The three legends played together Wednesday and it all happened in a 90-minute span during the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National.
That’s right, 68-year-old Tom Watson won the event after shooting 6 under par, becoming the oldest winner in the history of the contest. Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Pieters tied for second place at 5 under.
“Pretty good,” Wastson said. “It’s the Watson of old.”
Masters 2018: 68-year-old Tom Watson wins Par 3 Contest
GolfDigest.com – By: Joel Beall
“A day after a pair of 40-somethings grabbed the Masters headlines, a 68-year-old stole the spotlight. Who says golf is a young man’s game?
Tom Watson, 18 months away from 70, turned in a six-under 21 to best Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Pieters by a shot during Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest.”