19 Jul 2009

Watson leads British Open

9:53 am on 19 July 2009

Veteran Tom Watson leads going into the final day of the British Open golf championship.

Watson, 59, is four under and one shot in front of Mathew Goggin of Australia and Ross Fisher of England.

Retief Goosen of South Africa and Lee Westwood of England were two shots behind Watson after the third round on Saturday. They were followed by Jim Furyk and Stewart Cink of the United States.

World number one Tiger Woods missed the second-round cut.

Watson has won the British Open five times since his debut at Carnoustie in 1975. His last win was at Royal Birkdale in 1983.

He had a hip replacement nine months ago.

Meanwhile Fisher has an anxious 24 hours in front of him.

His wife is about to give birth and Fisher, 28, says he will leave the tournament as soon as she goes into labour.