According to the PGA Tour website, the screen shot below shows that per event, Tom Watson, a young 58, is 67.5 % more effective per event, than Loren Roberts, the leader of the Schwab Cup Points race.
Watson averages 184.7 points per event and Roberts averages 124.7.
Tom’s only played 11 events, compared to Loren’s 21, yet he’s still not too far behind him.
Had Watson played 21 events, and still maintained that average, he’d be way, way ahead in the race for the Charles Schwab Cup.
Too bad Tom’s hip, which needs to be replaced, is bothering him and keeping him from playing as many events as the younger guys.
Jay Haas said it best this weekend, when he said basically the same thing. He knows Watson could still be kickin’ some senior butt, except for a bad hip and other things to do besides play golf every single week, like Dana Quigley.
Hat’s off to Tom Watson, one of my favorite golfers of all time and still a force to be reckoned with on The Champions Tour.