GOLFER

Tom Watson

1949 - Today

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Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions, formerly on the PGA Tour. In the 1970s and 1980s, Watson was one of the leading players in the world, winning eight major championships and heading the PGA Tour money list five times. He was the number one player in the world according to McCormack's World Golf Rankings from 1978 until 1982; in both 1983 and 1984, he was ranked second behind Seve Ballesteros. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Watson has received more than 56,946 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Tom Watson is the 15th most popular golfer (down from 13th in 2019), the 10,358th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,084th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Golfer.

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Among GOLFERS

Among golfers, Tom Watson ranks 15 out of 62. Before him are Sam Snead, Walter Hagen, Lee Trevino, Old Tom Morris, Greg Norman, and George Lyon. After him are Byron Nelson, Annika Sörenstam, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, and Vijay Singh.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1949, Tom Watson ranks 545Before him are Montxo Armendáriz, Queen Aishwarya of Nepal, Leslie Valiant, Giuseppe Sabadini, Helga Seidler, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. After him are Evgeny Lovchev, Fan Chung, Terry Zwigoff, Brian Kidd, Keto Losaberidze, and Simon Kirke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Watson ranks 10,358 out of 15,968. Before him are Rosemary Casals (1948), Aline MacMahon (1899), Nicole Eggert (1972), Anne Fletcher (1966), Tim Armstrong (1965), and Frederica Sagor Maas (1900). After him are Jimmy Chamberlin (1964), Katherine LaNasa (1966), Carrie Coon (1981), Derek Fisher (1974), George Lopez (1961), and Sheri Moon Zombie (1970).

Among GOLFERS In United States

Among golfers born in United States, Tom Watson ranks 9Before him are Tiger Woods (1975), Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911), Ben Hogan (1912), Sam Snead (1912), Walter Hagen (1892), and Lee Trevino (1939). After him are Byron Nelson (1912), Phil Mickelson (1970), Fred Couples (1959), John Daly (1966), Bubba Watson (1978), and Michelle Wie (1989).

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