Unlike many Open Champions, Tom Watson did not have to wait long to get his hands on the Claret Jug. Also unlike other Champion Golfers, Watson was prolific in golf's original Major to an historic degree, with a large portion of his victories in The Open coming while he still disliked the challenge of links golf.
One of the most successful golfers in history, and a steely competitor with a tenacious game, Watson accomplished an immense amount on the British Isles in his lifetime. And as the Kansas City native learned to embrace links golf, all while earning a reputation as one of the most gracious and respectful Champions in the game, fans of The Open embraced him in return.
In this brand new three-part documentary, hear from the legendary Tom Watson, his manager Barry Hyde, his friend and Major Champion John Mahaffey and one of Tom's greatest rivals and inspirations, Jack Nicklaus, in an exploration of what made Watson one of the greatest Open Champions of all time.
Listen to the first of three parts here, only on The Open Podcasts.