Tom Watson commits to play Australian Open


The Australian Open received a boost Friday when eight-time major champion Tom Watson committed to play the Dec. 6-9 event at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.

It is the first time he has played the tournament in nearly 30 years.

Other players who already have committed include Australians Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and defending champion Greg Chalmers.

Watson, who turns 63 next week, won the Aussie Open in 1984, the year after he won the last of his eight majors.