Bob Charles at the U.S. Senior Open: play golf til you die
On one hand, it says a lot about the game that a 70-year old man can still be competitive. One of the great things about golf is you can play it well almost literally to the day you die.
On the other hand, what does it say about the competitiveness of the champions Tour? The average life span in the U.S. is about 70, and instead of being at his funeral, this guy is making the cut at the tour’s biggest tournament? They should have awarded him his own tombstone.
A lot of people mock the old fellas, but I enjoy watching the Champions Tour. All those legendary names still battling it out, albeit a little slower than the regular tour. It’s like a living museum, and some of them can really play. Incidentally, I’m surprised Fred Funk hasn’t won yet. Maybe he’s too young.
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Fred Funk is at the moment too good to play on the Champions Tour, as he still contends quite often, and occasionally wins a big tournament, on the PGA Tour.
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