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Tom Watson to play on at Open

Updated: July 1, 2014, 4:22 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

Five-time champion Tom Watson will get his Open Championship exemption extended by one year so he can conclude his career at St. Andrews with a 40th-anniversary appearance in the tournament.

Watson, 64, was scheduled to play his last Open later this month at Royal Liverpool, but the R&A announced the added year on Tuesday during a news conference at the Greenbrier Classic, where up to four players could qualify for the tournament based on a top-12 finish this week.

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