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Watson: Playoff time

It's not supposed to be easy. Tom Watson made a terrific tee shot on 18 and was in position to win the British Open with a conservative 8-iron on his second shot, but he hit it too well and it trickled off the back of the green. He needed to get up and down from a difficult spot on the edge of the rough and ended up with an eight-foot putt that came up a few inches short to drop him into a tie with Stewart Cink.

Now, they begin a four-hole aggregate playoff that I have to feel favors Cink. He's been resting for a half hour while Watson wrestles with Father Time. You have to believe that age becomes even more of a factor when the tournament is lengthened to 76 holes.

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Hope I'm wrong, because this would be a victory for the ages.

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