Bubba’s bogey-free weekend leads to victory at Riviera

February 18th, 2014

USA Today – LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bubba Watson wasn’t about to let another chance get away.

Two weeks after Watson made a pair of late bogeys in the Phoenix Open, he delivered the best closing round at Riviera in some three decades. Watson played the final 39 holes without a bogey and shot a 7-under 64 on Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open.

It was his first victory in 22 months and 41 tournaments worldwide dating to the 2012 Masters.

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Kings of Distance: Northern Trust Open

February 18th, 2014

FEB 17, 2014

GOLF CHANNEL (Golf Channel Digital)

Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll take a detailed look at the players who pounded the farthest and fastest drives on the PGA Tour. Here are the five most important distance-related stats from the Northern Trust Open, won by Bubba Watson:

Longest drive: Bubba Watson, 362 yards

This is the first time this season that Watson has led this category, taking advantage of the firm-and-fast conditions last week at Riviera. The longest this season is Pat Perez’s 382-yard bomb at TPC Scottsdale.

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PGA Tour: Bubba Watson rules at Riviera to end win drought

February 18th, 2014

FEB 16, 2014

FOX SPORTS – LOS ANGELES (AP)
Bubba Watson lost track of time. He didn’t realize it had been nearly two years and 41 tournaments since his last victory.
A reminder came Sunday afternoon, after he birdied the 18th hole to win the Northern Trust Open by two shots. Walking up the steps to the clubhouse he saw his son, Caleb, who was adopted shortly before Watson won the 2012 Masters.
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Watson ends a 2-year winless drought at Riviera

February 17th, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bubba Watson lost track of time. He didn't realize it had been nearly two years and 41 tournaments since his last victory.

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Bubba Watson masterful in winning Northern Trust Open

February 16th, 2014

Bubba Watson acknowledges the crowd after holing out on the 18th green Sunday.

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Bubba Watson: Out there swinging for adoption

February 3rd, 2014

Wearing your heart on your sleeve is discouraged on the PGA Tour. Not just because it might infringe on an important sponsor’s logo, but because emotions don’t play well in a sport tormented by sand traps and water hazards.

Bubba Watson never got the memo.

He often bares his soul, and its visibility is what brought a family from Houston and another from Atlanta to the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday. The fact that part-time Scottsdale resident Watson had a share of the lead was merely a bonus.

 

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There’s Another Side To Bubba Watson

February 3rd, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Here in the middle of golf’s biggest party, somewhere within the maelstrom of debauchery and frenzy and madness, amongst the inebriated masses and around the overzealous partygoers, a shocking contradiction sits atop the leaderboard.

Bubba Watson is a favorite of these jam-packed galleries. He’s a former resident of the area, a Masters champion, an absurdly long hitter, an outwardly emotional soul and – let’s face it – who doesn’t like rooting for a dude named Bubba?

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Bubba Watson Takes Care of Business at Phoenix Open

February 3rd, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – After he took care of business Friday during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Bubba Watson took care of two of his more than 1 million followers on Twitter.
Watson, who grabbed a share of the lead with an opening round 7-under-par 64 on Thursday, remained in the lead after 36 holes with a 66 at TPC Scottsdale.

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Bubba Watson repeatedly escapes trouble to keep Phoenix Open lead

February 2nd, 2014

Bubba Watson will enter Sunday's final round of the Phoenix Open with a two-stroke lead after shooting a 68 on Saturday.

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Bubba Watson holds two-shot lead after three rounds of Phoenix Open

February 1st, 2014

Bubba Watson lets one fly during Saturday's third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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