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7:46 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Watson Has Eyes On Another Senior PGA Championship

The first tee at the 74th annual Senior PGA Championship gold tournament.
Credit Greg Echlin

Because of a hand injury last year, Tom Watson was unable to defend the last tournament he won, the Senior PGA Championship. But he’s healthy now and in the frame of mind to win another championship.

This year’s Senior PGA Championship takes place at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, MO.

Though Tom Watson is 63 now, he’s not ready to give in easily to age. He compares his attitude to another legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer.

"He still thinks he can do it. He goes out there and may not be able to, but he still thinks he can do it," says Watson.

"You better have a lot of that in you. That’s not a bad thing to have. In fact it’s a darn good thing to have in you."

This is Watson’s second major of the year. He teed off at the Masters last April for the 49th time of his career, but missed the cut. He has also played in four events this year on the PGA’s Champions Tour.