Watson turned Turnberry's tide

Originally Published: July 18, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Thanks, Tom.

Thanks for saving this Open Championship from post-Tiger Woods withdrawal. Thanks for single-handedly rescuing a tournament that had its steering wheel turned toward ZZZZZurnberry and a leaderboard of Who's-That?, What's-His-Face and So-and-So.

We owe you, Tom Watson. When Woods, the world's No. 1 and favorite of every major and minor, shockingly couldn't make the cut here, the Open suffered an immediate star-power outage. But the nearly ...

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