Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson shoots 68 in final round of British Open, passing Tiger Woods

Tom Watson's ball rolled on to the 18th green at Royal Liverpool on Sunday and most of the spectators in the horseshoe grandstand gave him a prolonged standing ovation.

The five-time Open champion, doffing his cap as he walked, has a way of doing that to a crowd, especially in Britain.

Watson's putt for eagle just missed, leaving him with a 4-under 68 and a climb up the leaderboard past Tiger Woods, the man Ryder Cup captain Watson will consider as one of his three picks for September's Ryder Cup.

The 64-year-old Watson finished at 1-over 289 for the tournament, five strokes better than Woods — who carded 75 Sunday.

Watson says Sunday's round gave him plenty of confidence for next week's British Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.