Tom Watson becomes oldest to break par in the Masters

Tom Watson becomes oldest to break par in the Masters



Tom Watson showed the young kids how it's done on Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Masters. The 65-year-old shot 1-under 71 in the morning wave at Augusta National, becoming the oldest player to ever break par in Masters competition.

Watson takes the record from 1967 Masters winner Gay Brewer, who was 63 when he shot 2-under 70 in the second round of the 1995 Masters. Same Snead turned in consecutive weekend 71s in the 1974 Masters to finish tied for 20th place at 62, then shot a first-round 71 in the 1975 Masters, when he was 62. Also at 62, Gary Player shot even-par 72 in Round 2 of the 1998 Masters to make the cut. In 1969, Gene Sarazen shot even-par 72 at the age of 67.

However, neither Snead nor Player are the oldest to make a Masters 36-hole cut. Tommy Aaron holds that distinction. The 1973 Masters champion shot 72-74 to make the cut at age 63 in the 2000 Masters en route to a tie for 57th place.


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