Golfing legend Tom Watson recalls his classic Open at St Andrews - CNN

    Golfing legend Tom Watson recalls his classic Open at St Andrews

    Tom Watson tees off on the 18th hole at St Andrews Old Course on July 11, 2022, during the Celebration of Champions, prior to the 150th Open.

    (CNN)As a group of amateur golfers assemble on the first tee of the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, they are watched pensively by a man sat in the clubhouse pavilion.

    Laughing and joking, the group's eagerness to play a legendary course steeped in Open Championship history is not lost on their audience. He is Tom Watson, and few people and places are more synonymous with the Open than the 72-year-old and St Andrews.
    One of golf's most iconic names, Watson is a five-time winner of the major, while the Old Course at St Andrews has hosted the Open more times than any other venue and will stage the 150th edition of the tournament later this month.