Tom Watson (right) and Stan Thirsk followed a drive by Watson while playing at the Tiffany Greens Golf Club in 2000. Thirsk, who is credited with teaching Watson the finer points of the game, died Saturday at age 87.
Tom Watson (right) and Stan Thirsk followed a drive by Watson while playing at the Tiffany Greens Golf Club in 2000. Thirsk, who is credited with teaching Watson the finer points of the game, died Saturday at age 87. File photo by KEITH MYERS kmeyers@kcstar.com
Tom Watson (right) and Stan Thirsk followed a drive by Watson while playing at the Tiffany Greens Golf Club in 2000. Thirsk, who is credited with teaching Watson the finer points of the game, died Saturday at age 87. File photo by KEITH MYERS kmeyers@kcstar.com

Stan Thirsk, a mentor and golf instructor to Tom Watson, dies at age 87

May 16, 2015 09:46 PM