Bubba Watson in pictures

May 26th, 2016

Bubba Watson in pictures

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Wofford golfer drains incredible 100-foot birdie putt during NCAA Regionals

May 18th, 2016

I bet there are PGA Tour pros who watched Wofford’s Andrew Novak sink this putt and let out an impressed whistle. That’s a 100-foot make from a NCAA Division I golf Regional on the 18th hole at Ol’ Colony Golf Course in Alabama. I would have let out a shriek or done the Happy Gilmore ride-the-stick-like-a-bull dance in celebration, but, no, Novak just gave a little wave as he went to retrieve his ball. That was the right call. Here’s another angle: SHOT OF THE DAY! Andrew Novak sinks this 100+ foot putt on 18 for BIRDIE! #NCAAGolf #ConquerAndPrevail #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/riqpB3dIa1 — Wofford Athletics (@WoffordTerriers) May 17, 2016 May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jonas Blixt hits his tee shot on the 6th hole during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jason Day hits his tee shot on the 6th hole during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ken Duke (left) shakes hands with Jon Curran (right) after the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ken Duke after putting for birdie on the 9th hole during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ken Duke putts on the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ken Duke hits from the 9th fairway during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ken Duke hits from the 9th fairway during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jon Curran hits from the 9th fairway during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jon Curran hits from the 9th fairway during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ken Duke checks his yardage book as he stands by his ball on the 9th fairway during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ken Duke walks to his ball on the 9th fairway during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Daniel Summerhays hits from the rough on the 9th hole during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Daniel Summerhays hits from the rough on the 9th hole during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Paul Casey hits out of a bunker on the 9th hole during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Paul Casey hits out of a bunker on the 9th hole during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Bubba Watson chips onto the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Dustin Johnson chips onto the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Vijay Singh walks to the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Bryce Molder (left) shakes hands with Ian Poulter (right) after the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Vijay Singh hits from the 9th fairway during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Ian Poulter putts on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Bryce Molder putts on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Scott Piercy chips onto the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Retief Goosen (left) shakes hands with Sergio Garcia (right) after the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Sergio Garcia lines up a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Sergio Garcia chips onto the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Adam Scott (left) shakes hands with Brendon de Jonge after the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Matt Kuchar after putting on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Adam Scott putts on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Matt Kuchar chips onto the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Matt Kuchar chips onto the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Bill Haas after putting on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Bill Haas putts on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Kevin Chappell chips onto the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Kevin Chappell chips onto the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jason Day reacts after putting for birdie on the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jason Day putts for birdie on the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jason Day chips onto the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jonas Blixt chips onto the 9th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports May 14, 2016; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Hideki Matsuyama waves to the crowd after putting on the 18th green during the third round of the 2016 Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. 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Here’s why Dustin Johnson’s brother had to jump into water to retrieve his ball

May 13th, 2016

Normally, when a golf ball goes into the drink, it’s left there to sink (and to later be picked up by a diver who makes a ton of money selling it). But when there’s a rule against switching balls while putting on the green, it’s a different story. During Friday’s round at the Players Championship, Dustin Johnson’s brother (who’s also his caddie) accidentally dropped the golfer’s ball into water around the 17th green while Johnson was waiting to finish the hole: When your little brother drops your ball in the water, he has to go get it (even if he's your caddie)… https://t.co/aBYYmBBZ25 — SkratchTV (@skratchTV) May 13, 2016 The problem? As Golf.com noted: “Rule 16-1b states that you can’t switch balls on the putting green.” So in went Austin Johnson — with his shoes on and a cast on his arm — to fish it out. He earned every one of those cheers from the gallery. Dustin Johnson with Paulina Gretzky on the 4th green during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Ryan Moore with son Tucker Moore on the 4th green during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Soren Kjeldsen walks to the 4th green during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Caleb Watson reacts to a putt by father Bubba Watson (not pictured) during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Angie Watson and son Caleb Watson watch Bubba Watson (not pictured) during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Bubba Watson putts as son Caleb Watson looks on from the 4th green during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. 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Davis Love III looks at his granddaughter Eloise on the second hole during the Par 3 contest at the 2016 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. Davis Love III talks with his granddaughter Eloise on the second hole during the Par 3 contest at the 2016 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. 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Golf-World Rankings (Reuters)

May 9th, 2016

May 9 (Infostrada Sports) – The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 11.90 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.08 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.06 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 8.10 5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 7.69 6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.34 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.92 8. (8) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.69 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.22 10. (10) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.03 11. (11) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.37 12. (12) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 5.21 13. (13) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.97 14. (14) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.55 15. (15) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 4.20 16. …

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