Tom Watson to join Jack and Gary on Masters 1st tee ?

Big Cat 3Big Cat 3 Members Posts: 697 ✭✭

That would be cool ... hope it happens

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  • idriveidrive gone golfin Members Posts: 2,326 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Is this something you read or wishful thinking?

    My preference would be to see one of the winners from years past hit the 1st shot. Oldest 1st. Have to be at least 20 years from winning.

  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,441 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems inevitable


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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,931 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @idrive said:
    Is this something you read or wishful thinking?

    My preference would be to see one of the winners from years past hit the 1st shot. Oldest 1st. Have to be at least 20 years from winning.

    Watson is a two-time Masters champion ('77 & '81).

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  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members Posts: 979 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d say yes.

  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @SBH9458 said:
    I’d say yes.

    But not so fast. It will be a few more years, I think. He's still going to tee it up in select Senior Tour events; a few, he said yesterday.

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  • scruffynickscruffynick manchester, UKMembers Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Would be nice and I think it will happen but not yet. I think when Jack can't do it anymore or even player (but player has looked after himself brilliantly) Watson will step in.....about 3-5 years time is image. Wonder who would be along side him in say 8 years time? Faldo perhaps? Would have loved to seen seve start off the masters

  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,441 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I> @gvogel said:

    @SBH9458 said:
    I’d say yes.

    But not so fast. It will be a few more years, I think. He's still going to tee it up in select Senior Tour events; a few, he said yesterday.

    I don't think that is part of the criteria, Nicklaus and Player still tee it up in an event or two a year. Watson doesn't play the Masters any longer, so that seems to be the main hurdle.


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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,441 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @scruffynick said:
    Would be nice and I think it will happen but not yet. I think when Jack can't do it anymore or even player (but player has looked after himself brilliantly) Watson will step in.....about 3-5 years time is image. Wonder who would be along side him in say 8 years time? Faldo perhaps? Would have loved to seen seve start off the masters

    Faldo would be an obvious choice eventually, Tiger may be sooner than we think the way his body seemed to behave the 2nd 1/2 of the year. Ray Floyd? Freddie? Lots of great past champions.


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  • cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,446 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @dlygrisse said:

    @scruffynick said:
    Would be nice and I think it will happen but not yet. I think when Jack can't do it anymore or even player (but player has looked after himself brilliantly) Watson will step in.....about 3-5 years time is image. Wonder who would be along side him in say 8 years time? Faldo perhaps? Would have loved to seen seve start off the masters

    Faldo would be an obvious choice eventually, Tiger may be sooner than we think the way his body seemed to behave the 2nd 1/2 of the year. Ray Floyd? Freddie? Lots of great past champions.

    Faldo is 3 time winner, so once Jack has had enough, he and Gary can do it for a while.

    15-20 years from now, it will be Gary, Tiger and Phil.

  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62 Members Posts: 2,318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 29, 2019 7:01pm #12

    @cdnglf said:

    @dlygrisse said:

    @scruffynick said:
    Would be nice and I think it will happen but not yet. I think when Jack can't do it anymore or even player (but player has looked after himself brilliantly) Watson will step in.....about 3-5 years time is image. Wonder who would be along side him in say 8 years time? Faldo perhaps? Would have loved to seen seve start off the masters

    Faldo would be an obvious choice eventually, Tiger may be sooner than we think the way his body seemed to behave the 2nd 1/2 of the year. Ray Floyd? Freddie? Lots of great past champions.

    15-20 years from now, it will be Gary, Tiger and Phil.

    One day Gary may realize living as long as Moses ain’t so great. Might be a good time to start smoking.

  • LICCLICC Members Posts: 906 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dlygrisse said:

    @scruffynick said:
    Would be nice and I think it will happen but not yet. I think when Jack can't do it anymore or even player (but player has looked after himself brilliantly) Watson will step in.....about 3-5 years time is image. Wonder who would be along side him in say 8 years time? Faldo perhaps? Would have loved to seen seve start off the masters

    Faldo would be an obvious choice eventually, Tiger may be sooner than we think the way his body seemed to behave the 2nd 1/2 of the year. Ray Floyd? Freddie? Lots of great past champions.

    If it is not someone at the level of Gary Player, they should forego the ceremonial first drive until Tiger and Phil are ready to take it on.

  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62 Members Posts: 2,318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t really like the one timer winner starters. I would say 3 a minimum, but that would exclude Watson who prob does deserve it at some point. So then I would have to throw in Crenshaw. Yes my Texas bias leads me to favor him over Watson. But this is assuming we are only considering Masters records.

  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

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  • LICCLICC Members Posts: 906 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Old news. I think they got over that and are friends again.

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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

    Some might debate that with Watson at 8 majors, and Player of the Year more than a few times.

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  • LICCLICC Members Posts: 906 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 29, 2019 7:56pm #20

    @gvogel said:

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

    Some might debate that with Watson at 8 majors, and Player of the Year more than a few times.

    I could see Watson at most. The others you mentioned, not really. The Masters hasn't always had ceremonial starters. It has skipped for years at a time when there weren't players that fit the role ready to do it. Since 1980 there has been Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. I don't see Crenshaw or Olazabal or Faldo as being right for it. Maybe Watson, maybe not.

  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,192 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @gvogel said:

    Old news. I think they got over that and are friends again.

    Ok, that's good. You sure?

    Here looks like GP tellin Condi, "Tom has BO" ; )

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 5,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Inevitable that it will eventually happen.

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  • scruffynickscruffynick manchester, UKMembers Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

    Huh??? Sorry but watson is without doubt one of the all time greats.... Period! Put him in the top 10 of all time golfers, so he definitely deserves to be a starter at the masters if asked

  • scruffynickscruffynick manchester, UKMembers Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

    Some might debate that with Watson at 8 majors, and Player of the Year more than a few times.

    I could see Watson at most. The others you mentioned, not really. The Masters hasn't always had ceremonial starters. It has skipped for years at a time when there weren't players that fit the role ready to do it. Since 1980 there has been Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. I don't see Crenshaw or Olazabal or Faldo as being right for it. Maybe Watson, maybe not.

    Curious why not faldo..... Won it 3 times and was the man to beat for best on a decade. Couldn't think of a better choice in the future

  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 5,407 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

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  • LICCLICC Members Posts: 906 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 29, 2019 9:49pm #26

    @scruffynick said:

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

    Some might debate that with Watson at 8 majors, and Player of the Year more than a few times.

    I could see Watson at most. The others you mentioned, not really. The Masters hasn't always had ceremonial starters. It has skipped for years at a time when there weren't players that fit the role ready to do it. Since 1980 there has been Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. I don't see Crenshaw or Olazabal or Faldo as being right for it. Maybe Watson, maybe not.

    Curious why not faldo..... Won it 3 times and was the man to beat for best on a decade. Couldn't think of a better choice in the future

    Oh please. To go from Nelson, Snead, Arnie, Jack, and Player to Faldo?

  • Big Cat 3Big Cat 3 Members Posts: 697 ✭✭

    Watson Faldo Crenshaw next wave ... Langer Jose Marie and Fred

  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 20,089 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @LICC said:

    @scruffynick said:

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:

    @LICC said:

    @gvogel said:
    Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw and Jose Maria can handle the duties after Jack and Gary, and until Faldo is ready. Much later, Phil and Tiger if they are able.

    Why bother? They would go from legends of the game to pretty good players (Watson is a great but not at the Nicklaus, Palmer, Nelson, Snead, Player level).

    Some might debate that with Watson at 8 majors, and Player of the Year more than a few times.

    I could see Watson at most. The others you mentioned, not really. The Masters hasn't always had ceremonial starters. It has skipped for years at a time when there weren't players that fit the role ready to do it. Since 1980 there has been Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. I don't see Crenshaw or Olazabal or Faldo as being right for it. Maybe Watson, maybe not.

    Curious why not faldo..... Won it 3 times and was the man to beat for best on a decade. Couldn't think of a better choice in the future

    Oh please. To go from Nelson, Snead, Arnie, Jack, and Player to Faldo?

    Once you discount their PGA Championship wins, it becomes more doable. ;)

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  • LICCLICC Members Posts: 906 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Big Cat 3 said:
    Watson Faldo Crenshaw next wave ... Langer Jose Marie and Fred

    Will never happen. Not a chance. Only Watson, maybe.

  • CCTxGolfCCTxGolf Going to the Masters...Someday Corpus ChristiMembers Posts: 865 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jordan, Bubba and Scotty

    Or

    Sergio, Reed and Willet

    Either way would be pretty epic.

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  • KRAMER1997KRAMER1997 Members Posts: 214 ✭✭✭

    Reed, Bubba, and Sergio will be honorary starters in the year 2050.

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