On Saturday, Watson followed a second-round 2-under 68 with another one, posting four birdies against just two bogeys to find himself safely inside the secondary cut, ensuring four rounds at this tournament for a third straight year.
“I played a pretty good round of golf today,” he said. “I made a few more mistakes today than I made yesterday, but I made up for them. How many birdies did I make today? I made four birdies today. So I'm getting better. Two, three, and then four in the first three rounds, so maybe I can go lower tomorrow.”
It would take an extremely low one on Sunday afternoon, but if the 64-year-old Watson could sneak into the top-10, he would surpass Sam Snead as the oldest player in PGA Tour history to post a finish that high.