Talk about Watson's generation ...

Updated: July 21, 2009, 11:02 AM ET
By Ron Sirak | GolfWorld Executive Editor

Sometimes what might have been reminds us of what really was, and often in that inspection of past we gain a better understanding of the present. Such is the case with Tom Watson at Turnberry. His near-miss at the British Open was heartbreaking, but it was also a reminder of a bygone generation of champions far better than those who walk the fairways today.

The breathtaking ballstriking by the 59-year-old Watson before he fell one 8-foot putt short of victory sparked debate about ...

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