Tom Watson(golfer) Bio, Affair, Single, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality


Relationship Facts of Tom Watson(golfer)

  • Tom Watson(golfer) is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Tom Watson’s relationship status is single.

Previously, he was married to Hilary Watson. They married in 1999. However, Hilary past away in 2019. Together, they have two children Michael and Meg Watson.

Prior to that, he was married to Linda Rubin. They were married in 1972 and parted their ways after 5 years.

Who is Tom Watson?

American Tom Waston is an award-winning professional golf player. Waston is renowned as one of the leading golf players in the world.

He is the five-time winner of The Open Championship.

Currently, he is the global ambassador for the open, GOLF’S ORIGINAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

Tom Watson- Birth Age, Family, Education

Tom Watson was born Thomas Sturges Watson on the 4th of September 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. His father’s name is Ray Watson. He is of British-Scottish ancestry.

Watson attended The Pembroke-Country Day School, Kansas City. Later, in 1971, he graduated from Stanford University, California with Honors in psychology.

Tom Watson(golfer)
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During his University days, he was on the golf team. He won four Missouri State Amateur championships in the year 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971.

Tom Watson- Career Timeline

– 1971, Watson started his career with PGA Tour.

-1974, competed in U.S. Open at Winged Foot and lost the championship with 54 hole lead. Two weeks later, he won the Western Open golf tournament.

-1975, won 1975 Open Championship in Scotland.

-1977, won Masters Championship. In the same year, he became victorious in the 1977 Open Championship at Turnberry. The finale of the Championship is considered one of the finest tournament matches of the 20th century.

Outstanding 1980s

– 1980, winner of the Third Open Championship in Britain with four strokes.

-1981, he earned the title of Second Master at  Augusta. The victory was followed by two more victories in the same year which include the USF&G New Orleans Open and the Atlanta Classic.

-1982, won the U.S. Open and Open Championship.

-1983, he defended his title as the U.S. Open champion winner at Oakmont.

– In 1984, he won Western Open and 1984 Open Championship.

-1986, he became 3rd round leader at Hawaiian Open.

-1987, compete at the Olympic Club and lose the tournament by a stroke to Scott Simpson.

-1989, he was a contender for the Open Championship at Royal Troon.

After the 80s

-1991, compete at Masters Tournament in Augusta.

-1994, contended for The Open Championship at Turnberry. However, he lost the tournament.

-1997, winner of Dunlop Phoenix tournament.

-2005, compete at the Open Championship against Jack Nicklaus.

-2009 and 2010, he was a contender of Open Championship in both consecutive years.

-July 2019, played at the final of the Senior British Open.

Tom’s Awards, Achievements

– 1977, 1978, 1979, Vardon Trophy by PGA of America.

-1987, Bob Jones Award by the United States Golf Association.

-1992, Old Tom Morris Award by Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

2003, Payne Stewart Award by the PGA Tour.

-2003, 2005, Charles Schwab Cup by PGA Tour.

Tom Watson’s Net Worth, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of $25 million US. As a professional golf player, his earnings are in the range of $30k-$81k US.

His earning as a global ambassador are in the range of $21k-$54k US.

Winning amount

Some of his winning amount of tournament are

YearChampionship Winning Amount
19751975 Open Championship, Angus, Scotland$165k
19771977 Open Championship, Angus, Scotland$170k
19801980 Open Championship, Gullane, Scotland$480k
19821982 Open Championship, Troon, Scotland$425k
19831983 Open Championship, Southport, England$600k

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

He has 121k followers on Twitter, 15.7k on Instagram, and 42k on Facebook.


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