Watson makes cut at British Open at age of 64

HOYLAKE, England (AP) The ovations from the packed galleries remain as warm as ever for Tom Watson at the British Open. His scoring continues to be just as impressive, too.

The 64-year-old Watson extended his record of being the oldest man to make the cut at the game’s oldest major when he shot a 1-over 73 on Friday. That gave him at 2-over 146.

The five-time British Open winner says ”let’s see what happens on the weekend. See if the old guy can maybe get it rolling a little bit.”

Playing a brand of ”old man’s golf,” as he put it, Watson has outlasted Masters champion Bubba Watson as well as Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed – two guys looking to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team captained by Watson.