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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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Bubba Watson mounted a late charge at the RBC Canadian Open with a final-round, 3-under-par 36-33=69 but his 72-hole aggregate of 16-under 272 came up one shy of champion Jason Day.
Watson began his final frame at 13-under (T2) and one back of 54-hole leader David Hearn. Hearn struck first with birdie on the first to extend the lead to three and each exchanged birdies at the par-5 second. Watson found the bushes off the tee on three and could only chip-out 15 yards, leading to a two-putt bogey. He then bogeyed four and five for back-to-back-to-back dropped shots and fell five shots adrift. The 36-year-old circled birdies on six and nine to offset his fourth bogey at eight to turn 1-over. After squaring his fifth bogey at 10, Watson was toast, but wait. He awoke to birdie five of his last six to nab the runner-up spot. Watson had to chip-in for eagle at the par-5 last to tie Day and force a playoff but missed. His previous-best finish in five RBC appearances was T14 in 2006. Jul 26 - 7:04 PM

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Bubba Watson authored a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the RBC Canadian Open and his 13-under 203 trails 54-hole leader David Hearn by two shots.

Watson is a cumulative 13-under (thru three rounds) playing the final six holes of Glen Abbey Golf Club. On Nos. 13-18 alone, he's bagged three eagles, eight birdies and a lone bogey, which came today at the par-4 14th. Watson began the day at 9-under (T6) and five off the pace. He outpaced three bogeys with five birdies and an eagle. His birdies came at Nos. 3, 7, 10, 16 and 18 with a long of 15'7" at the par-4 10th. His eagle on the par-5 13th was of the zero-putt variety, holing out from just over the back of the green. The 36-year-old has won twice on TOUR this season (12 starts), the latest coming at the Travelers Championship. He's coming off a missed cut at last week's Open Championship. Watson's played the RBC five times, posting a personal-best T14 in 2006. He'll be in the final pairing with Hearn on Sunday.
Jul 25 - 7:22 PM

Bubba Watson crafted a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in today's second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

The left caught fire in the front half of Thursday's opener, holing six birdies for a outward 31 en route to a 4-under 68. He imparted damage on the same nine today, only this time he was coming hom. After sitting 1-over through 12, Watson birdied Nos. 13 and 15 before closing with eagles at the par-5 16th and 18th holes, sandwiching a par at 17. The longest conversion of his round was his last, measuring 19'3" At 9-under 135, he's five strokes back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Chad Campbell.
Jul 24 - 6:12 PM

Bubba Watson opened his bid for victories in consecutive weeks with a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in today's first round of The Greenbrier Classic.

Watson opened birdie-par-birdie at The Old White TPC, the second birdie falling in from 17 feet at the par-3 third hole. He'd then bracket a bogey at the par-4 10th with six birdies on each side before walking off with birdies at 17 and 18. Positioned five strokes off the clubhouse lead, the lefty can't complain given he landed only 11 greens in regulation today. Billy Horschel is the last golfer to win back-to-back events (2014 BMW Championship and TOUR Championship).
Jul 2 - 6:03 PM

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

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