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Bubba Watson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/5/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
College: Faulkner State Community

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With birdie on the second playoff hole, Bubba Watson emerged with victory at the Travelers Championship.
The 2010 Travelers champion hung up a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round to post 16-under 264 and force sudden death with Paul Casey. After the duo traded pars on the par-4 18th to open the playoff, Watson won with birdie-3 on the second hole (also the 18th) as Casey was lying five. Watson, who led outright after 18 and 36 holes, began the day at 13-under (T2) and one back of the 54-hole lead. The 36-year-old circled birdies at Nos. 1 and 2 to move to 15-under early on and sole possession of the lead. He concluded his outward half with seven consecutive pars, registering just 11 putts over his first nine. After pars at Nos. 10-12 (to reach 10 straight), he broke the string at the par-5 13th, a hole that featured a 208-yard approach from the fairway bunker to 39'3" from where he connected for the eagle-3. Watson's victory is his eighth of his PGA TOUR career (223 starts). Coupled with his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions, he's now the fourth multiple winner on the 2014-15. Jun 28 - 7:21 PM

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Overnight leader Bubba Watson patched together a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the Travelers Championship to post 13-under 197, one shot back of 54-hole leader Brian Harman.

Watson began the day with a two-shot margin over three players, including playing partner Harman. He landed seven (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, converting three into par breakers. After recording nine birdies in his first round, Watson circled just three for a second consecutive day. In the midst of a scoring fest, he's still in it though, the result of just two bogeys thru 54 holes, T1 in that stat for the tournament. His shot of the day came at the drivable, par-4 15th, where he duck-hooked his drive wildly and deep into the trees, but enjoyed a fortuitous bounce out of the forest and back into play, eventually saving par. If he goes on to win his eight career PGA TOUR title (including the 2010 Travelers), the 36-year-old might look back at the 15th hole on Saturday as the key moment. Watson, making just his tenth start of the season, won the WGC-HSBC Champions in November and will be in the final group on Sunday with Harman and Graham DeLaet.
Jun 27 - 6:30 PM

Overnight leader Bubba Watson followed his opening 62 at the Travelers Championship with a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round to touch 11-under 129, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

At the time he signed his card today, Watson sat on a three-shot cushion over the rest of the field. He hit 15 greens in regulation, which was one more than Thursday's total, and picked off three birdies, all on par 4s. His longest ran 12'2" at No. 7. He didn't from inside 15 feet all day. At last check, he led the field in distance off the tee and ranked T15 in GIR-percentage (29 total).
Jun 26 - 12:59 PM

Bubba Watson seized outright possession of the clubhouse lead at the Travelers Championship with an 8-under-par 31-31=62 in today's opening round.

TPC River Highlands couldn't have come around soon enough for the 2010 champion. Watson has been scuffling since a solo third at the WGC-Cadillac three-and-a-half months ago. He's even curtailed his schedule a bit in the U.S. as this is just his tenth start of the season. On cue, he landed 14 greens in regulation and poured in a field-high nine birdies today. The set featured a pair ranging 10-14 feet, but his longest came from off the green six yards away at the par-4 12th. The lefty nearly walked off with an eagle at the par-4 18th where his approach from 139 yards struck the flag stick after a bounce and came to rest four inches from the cup for the easy 3. This is the fourth time in his career that Watson has signed for a career-low 62. Today's was his 732nd career round.
Jun 25 - 6:18 PM

Bubba Watson signed for an even-par 35-35=70 following his opening round of the 115th U.S. Open.

Chambers Bay is an extreme golf course, so you'd expect an extreme personality to make some news. That's what happened today with the lefty. He drilled five birdies today, neither of which on a par, but dropped shots with one bogey and two doubles (the par-4 first and 10th holes). As he played the par-5 18th, his final hole of the day, he was heard saying, "Waiting 30 minutes? I mean, this is pathetic professional golf." Indeed, rounds were long, but it's a U.S. Open, so that's going to happen. If you're on board with Watson, continue to hold your breath, but you already knew that.
Jun 18 - 7:06 PM

Bubba Watson is paired with fellow Masters champions Phil Mickelson and Angel Cabrera in the opening two rounds of the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

Watson enters the week 10th in the FedExCup standings going 8-for-8 on the season with four top 10s, highlighted by his playoff win at the WGC-HSBC Champions back in November. The 36-year-old also added a T2 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and a solo third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Watson, a two-time Masters champion, has a lone top 10 at the U.S. Open in eight career starts (T5, Oakmont CC in 2007), and has not come close to replicating his success at Augusta National, missing three of his last six U.S. Open cuts and cracking the top 20 but one other time (T18, Bethpage State Park in 2009). Watson ranks 100th on TOUR in greens in regulation but 13th in scrambling and 21st in the all-around. He finished T38 at this year's Masters and T42 in his last start six weeks ago at THE PLAYERS.
Jun 16 - 10:29 AM

Bubba Watson skated to a 4-and-2 win over Keegan Bradley in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

This was the fifth match off the first tee at TPC Harding Park today, but it was the second to finish. Following his trouncing of Miguel Angel Jiménez on Wednesday, Watson is the first to go 2-0. Bradley is 0-2 and mathematically eliminated. Bradley opened with a birdie-win at the par-5 first today, but the lefty had the lead by the fourth hole and never relinquished it. Overall, Watson buried five birdies against just one bogey. Bradley penciled in three birdies and three bogeys. Watson will attempt to remain undefeated on Friday when he faces Louis Oosthuizen. Bradley's third-round opponent is Jiménez.
Apr 30 - 4:52 PM

Bubba Watson registered one of the easiest 5-for-4 victories you'll ever see in his first-round match with Miguel Angel Jiménez at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

The lefty converted only two birdies, both on the only two par 5s he played, and squared one bogey, and still walked off with the W after 14 holes. That's because the 51-year-old Spaniard scored birdie-free 4-over-par. Jiménez penciled in his final square at the par-4 14th. After a glass of wine tonight, no doubt -- Napa, California, is but a short car ride away -- MAJ will try again in Thursday's second round against Louis Oosthuizen. Watson gets a familiar face in Keegan Bradley.
Apr 29 - 7:31 PM

Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson produced a late surge to salvage a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in round one of the Shenzhen International.

The tournament's headline act was steady enough on his opening nine at Genzon GC and cashed in with birdies on the easy par fives at 13 and 17 while dropping a shot at the 16th. Watson then swallowed further bogeys at the first and second to slip over par for the day but responded with a trio of successive birdies from the fifth to stay within comfortable distance of the leaders. The American, who found 9 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, will start the second round four shots behind pacesetter Wen-yi Huang of China.
Apr 16 - 6:12 AM

Bubba Watson is the headline act in this week's inaugural Shenzhen International in China.

After a disappointing defense (T38) of his Masters crown, Watson will hope to make it back-to-back wins on Chinese soil having captured the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on his last visit in November. If anywhere near his best, Watson should blow away a weak field so it comes down to how he's feeling mentally after handing over his green jacket to Jordan Spieth. Bubba finished T15 in New Orleans the last time he was in this position although that was a fortnight after he'd relinquished his first Masters title and, of course, the field was much deeper on that occasion. This week's venue, Genzon GC, suits big hitting so it would be a major surprise if he's not in contention or clear of the field on the back nine on Sunday.
Apr 14 - 5:32 AM

Bubba Watson hung up another 1-under 71 in today's second round of the 79th Masters.

The defending champ submitted respective nines of 37 and 34 today with three and two bogeys. The latter set included a 6 at the eighth hole, which is a no-no at Augusta National. In setting up 13 scoring opportunities today, Watson has 28 on the week but only seven birdies. When he signed his card at 2-under 142, he sat just inside the top 20 on the leaderboard but a dozen swings adrift of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.
Apr 10 - 5:56 PM

Bubba Watson opened his title defense of the Masters with a 1-under-par 34-37=71 and sits four strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

It's easy to forget that Watson hasn't played since taking solo third at Trump National Doral five weeks ago. He withdrew early from the Arnold Palmer Invitational due to the death of his friend and former teammate at the University of Georgia, so the lefty may have needed to shake off a little competitive rust. Despite landing 15 greens in regulation today, he squared three bogeys. However, he also picked off four birdies, three of which were two-putts on par 5s. His other par breaker was the result of a confident stroke from mid-range on the par-4 fifth hole. For the record, Watson opened both of his Masters' titles with 69s. Today's score is his third-lowest in the first round in seven appearances.
Apr 9 - 3:09 PM

Bubba Watson will take his second shot at defending a Masters title as he prepares for Augusta National Golf Club this week.

The lefty suffered from winner's hangover after his first Masters win in 2012 but he should have the been there, done that mentality this time around. Watson checks all the boxes this week when it comes to course history, current form, and statistical profile. Gamers should cram the defending champ into their lineups anyway possible and reap the rewards come Sunday.
Apr 7 - 9:33 PM

As a non-commit to next week's Shell Houston Open, Bubba Watson is anticipated to return to competition at the Masters on April 9-12.

The lefty withdrew early from last week's stop at Bay Hill to attend the services of a former teammate and childhood friend that died. He's not competing in San Antonio this week, so he'll have had four weeks off by the time the season's first major rolls around. Of course, Watson has won two of the last three Masters, including last year's edition, so he knows what to expect as he embarks on his second title defense.
Mar 27 - 7:31 PM

Bubba Watson has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational due to the death of a childhood friend.

The PGA TOUR's media department reported the news on its Twitter page. Adjust your lineups accordingly as the lefty was no doubt going to be a popular selection. UPDATE: Watson released the following statement a little over an hour after the initial news: "I am sad to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A close childhood friend of mine passed away unexpectedly last night. My thoughts and prayers are with his young family at this sad time. I have chosen to withdraw so I can attend the funeral and pay respect to my friend and his family." It was later reported that Watson's former teammate at the University of Georgia, David Miller, was the person that died on Wednesday.
Mar 18 - 6:06 PM