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Tom Watson to play at Greenbrier

Updated: July 26, 2011, 11:19 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tom Watson was more interested in honoring a longtime relationship than competing in one of the biggest senior events of the year.

Watson is the pro emeritus at The Greenbrier, and when the West Virginia resort became host of a PGA Tour event last year, he couldn't play because it was the same week as the U.S. Senior Open. Watson told Greenbrier owner Jim Justice he would play this year -- before the 61-year-old won the Senior PGA Championship.

"To his credit, ...

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