Tom Watson is getting his own special exhibition at the British Golf Museum.
The five-time Open champ has brought his five Claret Jugs and winner’s gold medals to the home of golf to form the centrepiece of the four-month exhibition that is open to the public.
The display is expected to attract thousands of visitors in the run-up to and during the 144th Open and, as well as featuring all of Watson’s Claret Jug trophies and golf medals, other important artifacts such as the putter he used during his first Open success at Carnoustie in 1975 will also be there.
“As this will be my last walk over the Swilcan Bridge in an Open this year, I will have so many wonderful Open experiences to remember,” said Watson, left. “I am so very grateful for all the years I have been able to compete and the success I have had in the Open. I hope those who visit the British Golf Museum will enjoy viewing the Claret Jugs and gold medals which reflect my five victories.”
Watson won four of his five Open titles in Scotland, but never won at St Andrews. Only four other players in Open history have won the Open five times or more but none have matched the achievement in such quick succession.