Dark­ness falls on Bri­tish Open

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - BY DOUG FER­GU­SON

The grand pur­suit of Jor­dan Spi­eth, re­demp­tion for Dustin John­son, the mys­tery that has be­come Tiger Woods. It all came to a mo­men­tary halt Fri­day in the gloam­ing of St. An­drews when Tom Wat­son said good­bye to the Bri­tish Open.

Wat­son, the most pro­lific win­ner of golf ’s old­est cham­pi­onship in the last cen­tury, fin­ished his 129th round with lights from the Royal & An­cient club­house il­lu­mi­nat­ing the 18th green.

“There were no tears. This is a joy­ous oc­ca­sion. I have a lot of great, great mem­o­ries. And those mem­o­ries filled me up.”

A heavy down­pour at dawn flooded the Old Course and dis­rupted the start by more than three hours. John­son and Spi­eth teed off shortly be­fore 6 p.m. and were headed in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions when it was too dark to con­tinue.

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