Tom Watson struggles to 72 in third round


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – After opening with under-par rounds of 68-69 at The Greenbrier Classic, Tom Watson struggled to a 2-over 72 in Saturday’s third round.

“Today wasn't as good as the first two days,” said Watson, who serves as the pro emeritus here. “I didn't hit the ball quite as well and I putted about the same. I shot a 72 and the rest of the guys out there, they're shooting some pretty low scores out there today because, again, the golf course is pretty receptive to low scores. I need to get that putter working a little bit. That putter's kind of frustrating me right now.”

At 63, Watson still has an outside chance of becoming the oldest player in PGA Tour history to claim a top-10 finish.

He is four years younger than Sam Snead when the record-holder set the mark as the oldest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event at 67.