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Watson encouraged by old rival

Updated: July 21, 2009, 7:33 PM ET
Reuters

SUNNINGDALE, England -- British Open runner-up Tom Watson thanked his "great friend" and former rival Jack Nicklaus for calling him after Watson's agonizing finish Sunday in his attempt to become golf's oldest major champion.

Nicklaus and Watson famously battled out the 1977 British Open at Turnberry, which Watson won in a tournament that became known as the "Duel in the Sun."

"I had a nice conversation with Jack and he said: 'You couldn't have played the 18th hole any better. ...

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