Bubba masters Augusta again

April 15th, 2014

ESPN – AUGUSTA, Ga. — In his life, Bubba Watson of Bagdad, Fla. (pop: 1,490), has purchased exactly one sport coat. It’s pink. He’s never worn it.
He has two sport coats he didn’t pay for. They’re green. He likes wearing those a lot.
He won his second one Sunday at the Masters, where, as usual, he spent the week turning golf upside down, inside out and every which way but normal.

For instance …

Q: What other pro do you know who would run a five-question trivia contest on his Twitter feed less than three hours before he was supposed to tee off in the final group of the biggest tournament of the year?
A: Nobody.
Q: What other pro do you know would answer the following question in his victory news conference this way? “Do you feel like this validates you as an elite player?”
Bubba: “No, no. I just got lucky enough to have two green jackets. … I’m just trying to keep my tour card. … I’m not out here for everybody to tell me how great I am. I play golf because I love it.”

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A ‘Magnificent Blessing’: Bubba and Angie Watson share their adoption story

April 9th, 2014

ADOPTION SHARE- Bubba Watson. Respected golfer, beloved husband, adoptive father and committed Christian. In the history of golf, there has never been anyone quite like Bubba. Since showing up on the PGA scene, golf arguably has never been the same. With a youthful, laid-back persona, Bubba has taken is knack at golf and turned it into one more way he can live out his faith, stewart his gift, love his wife Angie, and be an example to his son Caleb.

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Bubba Watson Voted February PGA TOUR Player of the Month Presented by Avis

March 13th, 2014

AVIS –  PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 9, 2012 – PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Masters champion Bubba Watson has been voted the April PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis. On behalf of Watson, Avis, the official rental car company of the PGA TOUR, will make a $50,000 contribution to The First Tee of Northwest Florida.

In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Watson received 53 percent of the votes and outpolled Hunter Mahan, Carl Pettersson and Jason Dufner. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of April.

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The Lowdown on Bubba Watsons bulletproof truck

March 7th, 2014

Bubba Watson introduced us to his very un-goofy bulletproof truck late last month. He collaborated with Oakley — yes, the sunglass and apparel company — to add to his growing collection of vehicles. But aside from the video shot from a phone, we didn't get many details on the truck. Now we have some insight from Oakley.

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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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