I got up early for radio to be at Johnny Dare’s at 6:50 AM…
Glad I turned on my TV at 4:40 AM. It was dialed into the British Open. And I looked up just in time to see Tom Watson take a 4 iron to tee off.
The ball was like a layup right into the hole – a hole in ONE.
I thought to myself, is this older tape? NO. It was live from THE BRITISH OPEN at 10:55 their time, 4:55 our time.
OH MY GOD, A HOLE IN ONE!
WATSON in his 60’s is without argument people: OUR ONLY CURRENT WORLDWIDE SUPERSTAR.
That’s right, only Watson is a current mega star in the sports world when you mention Kansas City. There is no other name that at this time matters, NONE. Just Tom Watson. Eight Major titles including five British Opens, two Masters and one US Title, six-time golfer of the year.
Kansas City’s favorite son Tom Watson.
Watson said it was his 15th hole in one of his entire life. He did it front of 30,000 people live at that spot in the British Open. It was perfect ,looked almost unreal. And it didn’t go in lucky, it went in DEAD ON.
The shot brought him to even and five off the lead. Once again the man is in the hunt for his 6th British Open Title. He is the fan favorite by all accounts and THEY LOVE HIM. Maybe we should Love him a bit more back home.
Sure, he has everyone’s respect, but he has been for years now our only SUPER STAR that’s still in the game.
Tom ranks up with our big three, Len Dawson and George Brett. Tom deserves a statue as does Lenny. Brett has his in front of the Royals stadium. Maybe somewhere like on the Plaza, Legends, or at the sports complex ALL THREE together. Watson is just something else.
Until I saw that shot, it just had never sunk in with me about how great the man truly is and has been.
We love you, Tom Watson. You are a true Kansas City Sports Hero for the ages. All the very best sir.