Pernice holds lead in senior tour debut

CARY, N.C., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Tom Pernice Jr. turned in his second straight 5-under 67 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the senior SAS Championship.

Cochran, Watson share Champions Tour lead

CARY, N.C., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran, seeking his first Champions Tour win, shared the first-round lead with Denis Watson Friday at the SAS Championship.

O'Meara catches Langer at Toshiba Classic

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Mark O'Meara, looking for his first Champions Tour victory, posted a 5-under 66 Saturday to tie Bernhard Langer for the lead at the Toshiba Classic.

Langer leads on Champions Tour

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Defending champion Bernhard Langer played the final four holes in 4-under Friday to take the first-round lead at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.
Langer notches 3rd Champions win this year

Langer notches 3rd Champions win this year

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot a 3-under-par 69 Sunday and won the Administaff Small Business Classic in Texas by two strokes.

Langer shares senior lead after 2 rounds

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Defending champion Bernhard Langer had a 5-under 67 Saturday to move into a share of the lead after two rounds of the Administaff Small Business Classic.

Purtzer out front at Senior PGA

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 23 (UPI) -- Tom Purtzer, seeking his first major title on any tour, seized a one-shot advantage Friday at the Senior PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y.

Bean leads by one at senior Regions

HOOVER, Ala., May 17 (UPI) -- Andy Bean shot a 4-under 68 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the seniors Regions Charity Classic at Hoover, Ala.

Bean shares lead on Champions Tour

HOOVER, Ala., May 16 (UPI) -- Andy Bean and Mike Goodes both shot 7-under 65 Friday to share the lead after one round of the Regions Charity Classic in Hoover, Ala.

Denis Watson captures 4th Champions title

AUSTIN, Texas, May 4 (UPI) -- Denis Watson birdied the final hole for his fourth Champions Tour title Sunday, winning the FedEx Kinko's Classic in Texas.

Price leads seniors by two shots

AUSTIN, Texas, May 3 (UPI) -- Nick Price shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to widen his lead to two strokes going into the final round of the seniors FedEx Kinko's Classic at Austin, Texas.

Nick Price out front on Champions Tour

AUSTIN, Texas, May 2 (UPI) -- Nick Price, seeking his first Champions Tour victory, shot a 7-under 65 Friday to move in front after one round of the FedEx Kinko's Classic in Austin, Texas.

Denis Watson wins AT&T Classic in playoff

VALENCIA, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- Denis Watson won the AT&T Champions Classic in California Sunday with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.

Doyle leads Funk at Champions Tour opener

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Allen Doyle turned in a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk at the opening tournament on the 2008 senior Champions Tour.

Haas voted Champions Tour's top player

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Jay Haas was voted his second consecutive Champions Tour Player of the Year Award, PGA officials said Tuesday.
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Denis Leslie Watson (born 18 October 1955) is a professional golfer from Zimbabwe who tied for the most wins on the PGA Tour in 1984. Watson was born and educated in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) at Oriel Boys High School, Chisipite. He was Rhodesian Sportsman of the Year in 1975, but he represented South Africa in the World Series of Golf in 1980 and 1982 - sporting connections between Rhodesia and Apartheid South Africa were blurred, for example the Rhodesian cricket team was once part of the South African domestic set-up.

Watson turned professional in 1976 and played on the European Tour from 1978 to 1980. After moving to the U.S. PGA Tour, he had his career year in 1984 when he won the Buick Open, NEC World Series of Golf, and Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational. He also finished second in the 1985 U.S. Open, losing by one shot, after incurring a two-stroke penalty on the eighth hole in the first round. The penalty was assessed after Watson waited longer than the allowed ten seconds for a putt that had hung on the lip of the hole to drop in. The putt did drop, but the birdie was disallowed and the penalty assessed (the PGA has since amended the penalty for this infraction, determining it too severe). On the final day, Watson, starting down the field, set a clubhouse target of even par (while the leaders were on the course at four under), then watched as several of those leaders dropped shots over the closing holes to fall back to, or behind, his score. Andy North was eventually the only player to beat him, by one shot despite himself bogeying the last hole.

Watson's career was subsequently marred by numerous injuries that limited him to sporadic appearances in competitive golf for more than twenty years.

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