Home favourite Torrance has Watson in his sights

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ER Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance insists the niceties towards Open hero Tom Watson will stop this morning when the pair go head-to-head in the Senior Open Championship.<br /><br />Watson shocked the golfing world by coming within a six-foot putt of a sensational victory in the Open &ndash; a performance described by BBC commentator Torrance as &ldquo;one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time&rdquo;.<br /><br />Watson will now be looking to ease the pain of his Open heartache with a fourth British Senior Open victory at Sunningdale this weekend, but will see two-time Order of Merit winner Torrance as one of his main rivals, especially on his home course. &ldquo;What Tom did at Turnberry last weekend was incredible,&rdquo; City A.M. columnist Torrance explained.<br /><br />&ldquo;He&rsquo;s obviously playing extremely well and his presence alone will naturally boost the profile of this event.<br /><br />&ldquo;But, after an experience like that, he&rsquo;s also likely to be pretty tired and hopefully there will be no repeat this weekend.<br /><br />&ldquo;Sentiment goes out of the window this week, however. To have the British Senior Open on my home course is pretty special for me and I&rsquo;ve been waiting for this day for two years now. This is it.<br /><br />&ldquo;The course looks in perfect condition and preparation has been ideal, so my focus from here is on my game and to win.&rdquo;