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Tom Watson gets another crack at home of golf for British Open at St. Andrews

Tom Watson will get one more shot at St. Andrews in the British Open.

The R&A on Tuesday extended an exemption for the five-time Open champion. That will allow Watson to play the Old Course in 2015. Watson holds The Open record for winning on five links courses. But he has never won at St. Andrews, finishing runner-up to Seve Ballesteros in 1984.

Former champions are exempt until they are 60. The R&A created an extra exemption that allows former champions to play for five years if they finish in the top 10. Watson was runner-up at Turnberry in 2009 when he was 59.

Watson will be 65 next year. It will be the 40-year anniversary of his first Open title in 1975 at Carnoustie.