What a great story -- Tom Watson and his dying caddy are leading the U.S. Open

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  1. Brian Perry

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    I know it's unrealistic to hope he wins, but I was so glad to see 53-year-old Tom Watson shoot his best round in decades to grab a share of the lead at the U.S. Open. Even more moving is that his caddy of 30 years, Bruce Edwards, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and doesn't have long to live.

    An awesome round.
     
  2. Cam S

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    Ya truly is a wonderful thing. So sad for his caddy though [​IMG]
     
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    I didn't know about Mr. Edwards' condition until it was brought to light today on Sportscenter. I was watching today's round with my father (a big Watson fan) and that putt made him jump up out of his seat.

    Best wishes to Mr. Edwards and his family.
     
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    Watson is taking care of all of Bruce's medical bills. Caddies don't have the best health plans around because they aren't really organized well enough to go for group coverage and the like, and many simply don't self-insure themselves, so many do go around un-insured, and when life-threatening illness manifests itself, it can be a financially trying time for them and their families.
     

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