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Watson reveals decision to stop links playing days

28th July 2019, 19:42 by Tom Hill

Tom Watson has revealed Sunday's final round at The Senior Open will be the last competitive round of his links golf career.

The 69-year-old has decided to call it a day after struggling in recent years at the top of the senior's game.

Watson, an eight-time major winner, has enjoyed an illustrious career at The Open after competing in 38 tournaments.

He also made the cut in all 18 of his appearances at The Senior Open but the American has decided to stop playing links golf.

Watson told reporters after his third round: "I've thought quite long and hard about the decision I've made. It has to do with really a pretty sensible assessment of how I play the game now. I don't have the tools in the toolbox.

"I've mentioned that before, that sometimes you lose the tools in the toolbox. I just don't have enough tools in the toolbox to really compete successfully. So, therefore, I'm basically declaring now that this is my last Open Championship, Senior Open Championship. And I'm also going to hang up the spikes in the U.S. Senior Open."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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