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Tom Watson stood on the 18th tee Friday knowing he needed a birdie to make the cut - so he did.
 
Tom Watson added to his exceedingly lengthy list of accomplishments on the PGA Tour Friday, making the cut at the RBC Heritage at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 13 days. 
 
Even cooler, in my book, is the fact that Watson stood on the 18th tee at Harbour Town knowing that he needed a birdie on the final hole to make the cut – and he did it by hitting the green on the daunting last hole and draining the clutch 4-foot birdie putt. That gave him a 1-under 70 to go with his opening 72, and he made the cut on the number.
 
"First of all, I hit the best drive I've hit all week," he said afterward. "Put it just short of the water, and then I had 156 yards to the hole, and I hit a solid 8-iron that did exactly what I wanted it to do. … Didn't hit the greatest putt but the ball went in the hole, and made 3 to make the cut."
 
 
Watson calls himself an "old guy," but mostly he continues to be an amazing guy. He also made two PGA Tour cuts last year, tying for 35th at the Greenbrier Classic and tying for 51st at the Open Championship. He opened with a 71 last week at the Masters, but followed it up with an 81.
 
Watson won the RBC Heritage twice, in 1979 and 1982, and has finished in the top 10 there seven times. This is his 25th start at Harbour Town, a course he likes because of the challenge it offers.
 
"I love the narrowness of it," he said. "And from the standpoint of left to right, you really have to be accurate with your iron play. And when they get really firm, it's really a great test of golf." 
 
If you're wondering if Watson is the oldest player to make a PGA Tour cut, the answer is not quite – or, maybe we should say, not yet. He's still chasing Sam Snead, who made his last cut at 67 years, 2 months and 21 days.
 
Tom Watson, age 65, makes cut at RBC Heritage
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Bubba Watson plays night golf
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Bubba Watson didn't get enough golf in the daylight, so he took in a round of night golf, too.
 
Immediately after his reign as Masters champion came to an end on Sunday, Bubba Watson jetted halfway around the globe to China, where he's playing in the European Tour's inaugural Shenzhen International this week.
 
Bubba got off to a solid start at Genzon Golf Club, carding a five-birdie, three-bogey 70 he attributed in large part to his lack of familiarity with the greens. And instead of resting up after his first round, he headed out for a round of night golf.
 
 
Yes, Genzon Golf Club's "Course B" is lit, and Watson and caddie J. Ted Scott gave it a try.
 
Bubba didn't report his score, but he did share a couple of quick videos on social media. Looks like he was having fun. Check 'em out:
 
 
 
 
Bubba Watson plays night golf in China
Rory McIlroy and Jamie Dornan
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Rory McIlroy (right) used his athleticism to edge "50 Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan (far left) in Circular Soccer.
 
Rory McIlroy might not have won the Masters on Sunday, but he appears to be a champion at Circular Soccer.
 
Never heard of Circular Soccer? Well, me neither until today. Individuals or small teams can play, and the object is to shoot a soccer ball into a three-sided "Tri-Goal" set up in the middle of the field. FIFA, soccer's worldwide governing body, is said to be exploring it as a way to get kids into the game, and I can see how it would be a good training aid as well.
 
 
Anyway, two of its early adopters are Rory McIlroy and his fellow Norther Irishman Jamie Dornan, who is most famous for his recent role as Christan Grey in "50 Shades of Grey." The two squared off for a quick game, and McIlroy – an avid fan of both soccer and rugby – displayed some fancy footwork in defeating his countryman in their light-hearted match.
 
Check out the highlights: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rory McIlroy beats Jamie Dornan in a game of Circular Soccer
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Tiger Woods apparently suffered no serious injury on Sunday at the Masters, and said "I really like what I'm doing" with his swing.
 
One of the lasting images of Sunday's final round at the Masters was Tiger Woods crying out in pain after he hit a shot out of the pine straw on the par-4 ninth hole at Augusta National.
 
After his round, Woods explained that he had hit a tree root and jarred his right wrist. "A bone kind of popped out and the joint kind of went out of place," he said, "but I put it back in."
 
Today, Woods' agent Mark Steinberg confirmed that his wrist "is fine" in an email to Bob Harig of ESPN.com. Steinberg provided no additional details on Woods' condition, or when we might see him back in action after a Masters that seemed, all in all, pretty encouraging.
 
 
Woods hasn't said whether the injury would keep him from practicing for any length of time. " I have a little time off, and go back to the drawing board, work on it again, and refine what I'm doing" he explained immediately after his final round at Augusta. "I really like what I'm doing, I got my distance back, and everything is good."
 
He also said he wasn't planning to compete again "for a while." 
 
He isn't playing the RBC Heritage this week, and isn't expected to return until The Players Championship in early May. He might play the week after that at the Wells Fargo Championship, and traditionally plays the Memorial at the end of the May.
 
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Jordan Spieth, the newest Masters Champion, was just born with class. A handwritten thank-you note from when he was just 15 years old is further proof.

On Monday afternoon, I spoke to 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III about a number of different topics. One topic in particular that we spent several minutes on, was Masters champ Jordan Spieth.

Love relayed a story from four years ago when his son, Dru, a few months younger than Spieth, played a casual round with the 2015 Masters champion. Spieth and Dru Love were 17 at the time and Dru reported back to his father that Spieth was, "really, really good."

Love asked what Spieth shot. Dru told him they both shot a 66.

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Love wondered then, what made Spieth so much better than Dru if they shot the same score. Paraphrasing, Dru told his father that while he was going to play golf in college, Spieth would be going to play golf on the PGA Tour.

Boy, did Dru get that one right.

Further in the conversation, Love said, "You know how you hear all this stuff about what a great guy Jordan is? How mature his is, etc.? You hear it a lot, right?"

I said, "Yes."

Love said, "Well let me tell you something, even though you hear it a lot, it's under-reported. He is just an unbelievable young man."

To further Love's point -- and to show that Spieth has had "it" for some time now -- The Dallas Morning News released a photo of the below handwritten thank-you note that Spieth sent in 2009, at the age of 15, to the family who funded the scholarship that helped pay his tuition.

Pure class. I loved the mention of the Masters too. Little did Spieth know (or did he?) that just six short years later, he'd be slipping into a green jacket. 

Spieth's handwritten thank-you note foreshadows Masters win