Tom Watson has been named as a privileged starter at the Masters, alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
The 72-year-old American won the Masters in 1977 and 1981, two of eight majors in a sparkling vocation.
Watson will participate in the formal opening tee took shots at the competition planned for 7-10 April at Augusta, a custom which started in 1963.
- I’m incredibly regarded to join my companions and individual contenders, Jack and Gary, Watson said.
- The Watson-Nicklaus competition created a few epic scenes at majors, with Watson beating the six-time champ Nicklaus by two shots in 1977 to take the first of his Green Jackets.
In both of my triumphs, Jack was behind me. Furthermore when Gary won his third competition in 1978, I was there to assist him with getting into the Green Jacket, said Watson.
Minutes like those hang out in my profession, and the potential chance to impart the privileged starter custom to Jack, Gary and the Masters supporters will be exceptionally extraordinary.
Augusta National in April is one of my beloved spots to be, with numerous affectionate recollections of both watching the Masters as a youth and afterward contending in the competition for such countless years.
Just as his two triumphs at Augusta, Watson likewise wrapped sprinter up on three events, and made his last serious beginning at the Masters in 2016, nearly 45 years after he originally joined the PGA Tour.
Nicklaus and Player had customarily been joined as privileged starters by individual legend Arnold Palmer, until Palmer’s passing in 2016.