Tom Watson

Kansas City's beloved sportswriter Joe Posnanski discusses the friendship— and rivalry— of golfers Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Plus, he shares his thoughts on some of the biggest sports headlines today, including the Kansas City Royals

Tom Watson finished in second place at the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It was his best finish since winning the same event in 2011.

Colin Montgomerie of Scotland won by four strokes.

Watson said he has mixed feelings about finishing second.

“You need to make the putts to win and I didn’t do it today, but I certainly had the opportunities today,” he said. “It could have been a real low round today, and so I come away with a really good feeling inside about the way I played.”

Kansas City’s Tom Watson shot an even-par 70 Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Open championship, only three shots behind the seven co-leaders.  Watson nearly won the British Open four years ago at the age of 59 and, in the opinion of one his peers, has a shot at winning it again. 

As one of Tom Watson’s playing partners, Colin Montgomerie marveled at how well Watson plays while on the verge of turning 64.

“He has every chance to do well again as he did at Turnberrry in 2009,” said Montgomerie.  “He’s a great competitor and remains that way.”

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Because of a pinched nerve in his wrist, Kansas City’s Tom Watson is sitting out this week’s Senior PGA Championship, a tournament he won a year ago. It gets underway Thursday in Benton Harbor, Mich.