OTC: Tom Watson Turns Ugly At The Berry

Tom Watson

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19 Responses to OTC: Tom Watson Turns Ugly At The Berry

  1. Anonymous says:

    I thought what we saw saw pretty gutsy from a 59-year old man. Did he choke? Maybe? Does it matter to much of KC? Not in the least.
    Thanks for one last ride, Tom.

    Why let Whitlock off the hook? The Sunday column might have been the most ridiculous sports column in KC Star history. The paper, frankly, should be ashamed of running it. Never has the Star been more out of touch with it’s readers than Sunday…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think calling Watson’s week “gutsy” diminishes his effort. It’s like calling every white point guard “scrappy.” The man led the tourney or close to it for most of the 72 holes. He can still play links golf and that had more to do with talent than guts. As for Whitlock, I thought I gave his column exactly the space it deserved.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    “Gutsy” is a term a lot of people use to describe someone who has been able to perform under stress and pressure. It’s kind of an all-encompassing esoteric term that covers a lot of ground. Don’t take it so literal.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It was tremendous! I don’t understand why people are so preoccupied with a person’s age. Watson outperformed people half his age. I’ve known
    Mr. Watson for many years and there is not a
    nicer classier man in this city. I haven’t watched a tournament that didn’t have tiger in
    it in years. Sunday was fantastic!
    He played great. He played with class. He showed
    the world that age is a thing of “mind over
    How can anyone say his performance was
    humiliating? Thats an insult to his game/his
    tremendous career/and one of the most generous
    athletes I’ve ever known.
    Congratulations Tom. We still love ya!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Virtually nothing on Whitlock’s ridiculous column? Bluetstrike is correct … the Star should be embarrassed and you should be, too, Greg. His column was one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Has there been a man who has fallin faster in the local media then Whitlock? Ever since he went crazy and quit live on 610 he hasent been the same.

    Mike Lupica and Scoop Jackson put clown suits on him. He’s doing fill in work with Rome and he writes maybe if that two columns a week at the Star. It’s sad.

    Sundays column was terrible. He wrote that Thursday night and handed it in on Saturday morning thinking it would be ok. I think the editors wrote the first few paragraphs so it would have SOMETHING in it about Watson.

    Whitlock, Woods was not the story. Not here in KC at least. My guess is that his editors talked to him about it and told him to wrote something for Monday that has TOM WATSON in it!

  7. Anonymous says:

    newbaum turk
    I’ve always liked Whitlock, mostly because he would publicly take on Carl Peterson but his column Sunday was idiotic. He should not be writing about golf because his knowledge of golf is less than baseball, which is saying something. Stick with football and basketball Jason, because you look stupid when you write about anything else.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m not defending Whitlocks sunday column, But Scoop Jackson I suspect of being mildly retarded and Mike Lupica(along with Costas and Joe Buck) is one of the most sanctimonious, self-absorbed, insufferable people in sports. And they did not administer any clown suits.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Tibor, Both men frustrated Whitlock so much that he blasted them both on a minor no one never heard of it before website getting him fired.

    Years latter, Whitlock still talkes about it any chance he gets because he’s still bitter about it.

    Sounds like Whitlock had a clown suit placed on him to me.

    I almost forgot, recently Rush put a clown suit on Whitlock.

    Whitlock= has been

  10. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    For once I agree with almost all of you….It was hard not to get a tear or two off the face when Watson missed the putt on l8….I just thought of all that was lost with it, The Tonight Show,National TV commercials with Watson,putting his name equal to Arnold, Jack and maybe even Tiger as THE LEGENDS…and I was sad for Kansas City…we all needed that Win..a parade for Tom(and that would have happened) to feel good again about someone here in Pro sports..given the state of the Royals and Chiefs…I don’t know Watson, met him, but don’t know him…seems a pretty decent guy…and one of the big three in KC sports, Dawson, Brett and Tom Watson…so mostly I felt bad for Tom Watson…cause more than anything, cause he doesn’t need the money…he wanted to win for history…his…sadly, so sadly by tomorrow this is all gone…the media is cruel and it will just be a footnote..thats all…so unfair…and it kinda hurts…for all of us…

  11. Anonymous says:

    No shame in Tom’s game. To do what he did at 59 is incredible. Toms’ agent’s phone should be ringing off the hook today. He’s not the first pro or amateur to blow up a great round by bad club choices and execution on one hole. If we want to go micro, there were other holes during the week he could have played better to gain an additional stroke. He’s an elegant man, first class sportsman and an asset to the local community. It’s still a great story and I’m glad I got the chance to watch it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    By the way, Greg nice job on this story, its a tough one and defines the term “bitter sweet”

  13. Anonymous says:

    OH WOW JoJo I thought YOU were preoccupied with age. That’s all you ever talk about. I’ve decided your a dipshit.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’ll just come out and say it. Whitlock should either apoligize to the readers for his last two columns. Or he needs to be fired. The last two columns about Tom Waston, Golf, Tiger Woods was the worst POS I ever read.

    While the star is at it, can they also fire JOPO? I’m tired of him and his fluff.

  15. Anonymous says:

    John Utah
    maybe the star could get whitlock on a september to april contract. he knows football and basketball, but he pretty much has no clue on any other sports. Now, football (chiefs) and basketball (KU and college) are huge for Star readers, so this could work.

    The only way he could have been that out of touch with KC readers to write that Sunday column is to only hang out with his P&L-bashing pals.

  16. Anonymous says:

    hey mermaid…you really need to get some
    c**k. And based on the messages you’ve left
    its been a long time since you had some.
    As far as age. Had Tom Watson been oggling
    girls down at the Jones or hanging out in
    restrooms…then thats creepy. Playing golf
    is not the same. Get a life.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Mermaid is back. I thought she had swam out to sea.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Whitlock is a tool and the Star is a sorry excuse for tree waste.

  19. Anonymous says:

    In a major tournament, a tie for the 72 hole score at any age is more than finishing #2 despite an unsuccessful play-off outcome. The best postscript to such great golf over 72 holes is that Jack Nicklaus called Tom Watson, told him his final round at the Open was the only round he had ever watched on TV from #1 to #18, and that he would have hit the same shot to the 18th green and the Golf Channel showed that the shot was only slightly left of Stewart Cink’s, but nearly the same carry. A fabulous performance at any age, by the standard that fine golfers play great careers without winning a major championship or finising tied after 72 holes. Tom Watson burnished a fabulous career.

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