Watson to be honored at Memorial

Tom Watson has been selected as the next honoree at the Memorial


Watson is a longtime rival and friend of tournament host Jack

Nicklaus. He won 39 times on the PGA Tour along with eight majors,

none as memorable as the two times he beat Nicklaus. First came the

famous ”Duel in the Sun” at Turnberry in 1977 for the British

Open, then Watson’s chip-in behind the 17th green to beat Nicklaus

at Pebble Beach in the 1982 U.S. Open.

One of his last PGA Tour wins was at the 1996 Memorial, which

Watson won at age 46 by two shots over David Duval.

Watson will be honored at next year’s tournament, and get a

bronze plaque on a wall that includes all the game’s greats.