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Tom Watson In The Field For Senior Players Championship In Pittsburgh

Despite the lingering affects of a wrist injury, Kansas City’s Tom Watson is returning to action this weekend in the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pa. It is Watson’s first pro tournament action in two months.

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The 62-year-old winner of eight major golf championships says he is hitting the ball a little shorter than normal right now as a result of the loss of strength from the injury,but “it will come back,” he says.

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Watson had high compliments for the Far Chapel course, a 7,000-yard, par 70 layout, which is hosting its first pro championship. “It really is a wonderful golf course,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “If the flags are really tucked, it’s going to be a very tough course to score on.”

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Fred Couples, 52, is the defending champion. Watson is in a threesome on Thursday and Friday with Greg Norman and Tom Lehman. Norman has not played in a Champions Tour event since 2009.

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The Senior Players Championship will run through Sunday.