An evening with Golf Legend Tom Watson April 28, 2010
Each year, Academy of Medicine members and their guests gather for a special event to honor students, residents, and faculty; celebrate the invaluable work of academy members; and promote fellowship and camaraderie. The keynote speaker for this year’s event is one of the world’s most accomplished and admired athletes: golf legend Tom Watson.
During a professional career spanning four decades, Watson has won eight major golf championships, was the PGA Tour’s leading money winner five times, and was named the U.S. PGA Player of the Year on six occasions. The U.S. PGA awarded Watson the annual Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average three times, and in 1986, the U.S. Golf Association selected him for its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award recognizing distinguished sportsmanship. In 1988, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Nearly 40 years into his storied career, Tom Watson is proving he is still a world-class competitor, with an unforgettable run and second-place finish at the British Open in 2009 and a victory in the opening event of the 2010 PGA Champions Tour. For more information, visit med.wright.edu/academy