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Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

A salesman who served as president of IBM from 1914 to 1956. He began by selling organs and pianos to farmers in New York in the 1890s. He became interested in selling for technology companies when he purchased a cash register for his butcher shop. As head of IBM, he cornered 90% of the market for tabulating machines in the United States. During his tenure, IBM also began research into what became analog computers. He lived from 1874 to 1956.
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Marcus Watson, Tom Catterick and Michael Young are expected to be fit for the return match at Kingston Park next Friday, although Ally Hogg (appendix) and Mark Wilson (knee) could be out for around a month.
The 1991 Masters champion couldn't have started his second round better on the Old Course eagling the par-five first and then picking up birdies at the fourth and ninth to head a star-studded field including fellow Major winners Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Tom Lehman, Fred Couples and Sir Nick Faldo.
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The film, based on a play inspired by children's author Michael Morpurgo's novel, stars Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston and David Thewlis.
Woolton Thunder (Ben McQueen 6, Matt Boughey 3, Tom Beatty 2, Dylan Watson, Tom Kenny) beat Kings Park.
To win at Pebble Beach, to join the names, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite, Tiger Woods, me - wow
He said: "To win at Pebble Beach, to join the names - Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite, Tiger Woods.
And as McDowell added his name to the list of champions, not least former Pebble Beach winners Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite and current world No.
And as McDowell added his name to the list of champions, not least former Pebble Beach winners Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite and current world No1 Woods, he said he felt a new chapter opening for him after eight years as a professional on the European Tour.
And as McDowell added his name to the list of champions, not least former Pebble Beach winners Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite and current world No 1 Woods, he said he felt a new chapter opening for him after eight years as a professional on the European Tour.
He joins Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite and Tiger Woods as US Open champions at the famous California links and said afterwards: "I can't believe I'm standing here with this (trophy).
FOOTBALL: Below - back row, left to right: Jim Carroll, Gordon Surtees, George Jeffries, Fred Watson, Tom Daley, Len Quinn.