History slips through Watson's grasp

Originally Published: July 19, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Tom Watson stood almost motionless inside the cramped compound of tool-shed-sized trailers and blue-jacketed Royal & Ancient officials. Not more than a lob wedge away was Turnberry's 18th green -- the green where Watson's Open Championship went to die Sunday.

Reporters and police alike pressed their noses between the posts of the head-high white picket fence that separated Watson from the crowds. His right arm was curled around his wife, Hilary, who, despite ...

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