31 Aug 2012

Tom Watson to play at Australian Open

2:13 pm on 31 August 2012

Eight-time major winner and Champions Tour regular Tom Watson will play in the Australian Golf Open in December for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Watson, who won the Australian Open in 1984, will join Australians Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Greg Chalmers at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from December the 6th.

Scott won the Australian Open in 2009 while Chalmers is the defending champion.

Watson's win at Royal Melbourne in 1984 came a year after the American won the last of his eight majors, the 1983 British Open at Royal Birkdale, his fifth Open championship.