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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 a long-range birdie conversion on the first playoff hole, Bubba Watson emerged with victory at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
This was Bubba Golf at its finest. Watson played the last five holes of regulation in even par, but it included a double bogey at the par-3 17th hole where he was distracted by a photographer off the tee. After piping his drive at the par-5 18th, his second found a bunker left of the green. From there, the lefty holed the blast for an eagle and a 2-under-par 33-37=70. Shortly thereafter, Tim Clark would join his playing partner at 11-under 277 to force sudden death. Back at 18, Watson played the hole identically, with a long drive into the heart of the fairway and an approach into the same bunker. His poor escape was fortunate to roll out a bit when it found the green. After Clark came up short on a birdie try, Watson poured in a hook trickler that elicited a roar and appropriate celebration from the now-seven-time winner on the PGA TOUR. It's his first victory aboard and first in a World Golf Championships event. In addition to the timely eagle, he led the field with 25 birdies. Nov 9 - 3:27 AM

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Bubba Watson enjoyed a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

The lefty holed another seven birdies at Sheshan International today. He leads the field with 19 birdies, nine of which on the set of four par 5s, including at each in the third round. While he also squared two bogeys and a double, Watson sits at 9-under 207, just two swings in arrears of Graeme McDowell's overnight lead.
Nov 8 - 3:42 AM

Bubba Watson enjoyed a 5-under-par 36-31=67 in his second round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and posted 6-under 138, good for the new 36-hole clubhouse lead.

First Thorbjørn Olesen (4-under 140), and then Tim Clark (5-under 139), and now Watson, the clubhouse lead at the midpoint continues to go one lower. However, neither of the first two claimed the temporary top spot quite like the lefty. After alternating two bogeys and two birdies on his front side, Watson parred the first four holes coming in. He then closed birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie at Sheshan International Golf Club.
Nov 7 - 1:24 AM

Bubba Watson begins his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions this week.

Watson tied for eighth at Sheshan International a year ago, and would appear to be one of the favorites on paper this time around. Length off the tee is an advantage at this course, and that's something of which Watson has plenty. While the Ryder Cup was his most recent outing, he finished 2nd in the BMW Championship and 14th in the TOUR Championship to wrap up 2013-14.
Nov 3 - 8:20 PM

Bubba Watson turns his attention to the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

The lefty arrives in fine form after posting top 30s in each of the four FedExCup Playoffs stops. Watson has been on a pair of Ryder Cup teams in the past, collecting a 3-5-0 record along the way. His three wins have all come in four-ball, where his record sits at 3-1-0. A record worth noting, but also means his record in singles and foursome matches is an ugly 0-4-0. Given his form this season, it wouldn't be a surprise if his overall Ryder Cup record improved after this week.
Sep 22 - 8:34 AM

Bubba Watson got back on track with a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in his third round of the TOUR Championship.

After a 3-over-par setback in round two, the lefty matched his opening round score today. Watson was coasting along to an even-par round until he tracked one in for birdie from 21'1" on the par-4 14th hole. From there, he added a routine birdie on the par-5 15th and then used his flat stick to circle one more birdie on the par-4 17th, this time from 10'4". Watson sits at 3-under 207, and will need the current leaders to fall back some if he wants to be in true contention tomorrow.
Sep 13 - 5:16 PM

Bubba Watson authored a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the TOUR Championship.

The lefty is at the center of converging trends, although we know that usually means little when he's concerned. With a solo second at Cherry Hills on Sunday and a T5 at East Lake last year, gamers had no problem hopping aboard this week. He paid dividends in the form of seven birdies, none longer than a 10-footer at the par-4 fifth hole. Watson also squared two bogeys and a double, so he settled for a share of the clubhouse lead with three others.
Sep 11 - 5:42 PM

Bubba Watson looks to ride last week's momentum as he readies for East Lake Golf Club at this week's TOUR Championship.

The lefty ended his slump last week with a runner-up finish at the BMW Championship. After six top 15s in his first 10 stroke-play events of the season, he went eight straight events without one prior to last week at Cherry Hills. Arriving this week ranked third in the FedExCup standings, a win would guarantee him the FedExCup. Gamers should not hesitate to hop back on the Watson wagon at this week's Playoffs finale.
Sep 10 - 9:07 AM

Bubba Watson conjured up a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the BMW Championship and is tied for third with 18 to play at 8-under 202.

Watson circled four birdies, all from inside of three feet, at Cherry Hills on Saturday afternoon and settled for 14 pars the rest of the way. He landed 16 GIR, and by process of elimination that would mean it isn't a surprise that he lost over two strokes with the putter. He hasn't cracked the top 15 in a PGA TOUR event since his third-place finish at the Memorial, so a solid final round could have him in an excellent place for the TOUR Championship and the Ryder Cup.
Sep 6 - 6:03 PM

Bubba Watson completed 36 hole of the BMW Championship in 4-under-par 70-66=136 and sits four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Watson started the week at sixth in the FedExCup standings, but he's registered only one top 25 in his last eight starts, and that was only a T16 at Greenbrier. Thus far at Cherry Hills, the lefty has totaled 24 greens in regulation. They have yielded an eagle and seven birdies. His eagle was as pedestrian as it gets, except for the fact that he striped his drive over the first set of cross-bunkers at the par-5 17th today. Watson then bumped his 196-yard approach to within five feet for the great look. His longest of four birdies today fell in from 37'6" at the par-3 eighth hole.
Sep 5 - 6:49 PM

Bubba Watson turned in a 3-under-par 34-34=68 for his opening round of The Barclays, finishing two strokes adrift of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

The lefty made his peace with his behavior at the PGA Championship, but it's just another chapter in the saga that keeps us glued to his next decision. Meanwhile, inside the ropes, he split eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation at Ridgewood today. Watson squared three bogeys, but he picked off six birdies, including on each of the three par 5s. His longest conventional conversion rolled in from 20'5" at the par-3 15th, but the highlight of the day came courtesy of a hole-out for birdie from the rough 10 yards away at the par-4 16th. He began the FedExCup Playoffs as the 3-seed, so he's poised for four starts in as many weeks.
Aug 21 - 2:15 PM

Bubba Watson completed 36 holes of The 143rd Open Championship in 4-over-par 76-72=148, missing the cut by two strokes.

Gamers often cringe when Watson crosses the Atlantic. His experience at Royal Liverpool wasn't without some drama, especially on Thursday, but we still expect better than this. He erased eight birdies with nine bogeys and a triple en route to his second straight missed cut in a major since his second Masters title in April. Other notables that failed to survive the cut today include: 147--1997 champ Justin Leonard; Lee Westwood; Ian Poulter ... 148--1995 champ John Daly; 2003 champ Ben Curtis; Harris English; Erik Compton; Miguel Angel Jiménez ... 149--Patrick Reed; George McNeill ... 151--2004 champ Todd Hamilton; J.B. Holmes; Chesson Hadley; Jamie Donaldson ... 152--2001 champ David Duval; 2002/2012 champ Ernie Els; 2008/2009 champ Padraig Harrington ... 153--1987/1990/1992 champ Nick Faldo; Webb Simpson ... 154--1999 champ Paul Lawrie ... 166--1985 champ Sandy Lyle.
Jul 18 - 4:38 PM

Bubba Watson reached the break of The Greenbrier Classic in 5-under-par 68-67=135, three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He's getting by with less than his best, so it's shaping up to be a potentially great weekend for the lefty that recently purchased land in the area. He hit 12 greens today and poured in four birdies, the longest from 13'7" at the par-4 fifth. Watson also jarred a par attempt from 14'10" at 8 to maintain momentum into the third round. Overall, he's missed 13 GIR, but has limited the damage to four bogeys.
Jul 4 - 12:56 PM

Bubba Watson is second in all-time earnings at the Travelers Championship and is back for more this week.

It wasn't love at first sight for the 2010 Travelers champion, as Watson missed the cut in his 2006 debut. Since then, he's 6-for-6 with five finishes inside the top 15, including a victory and a runner-up finish. Six podium finishes on the season parlayed with phenomenal course history makes Watson one of the favorites this week.
Jun 17 - 12:05 PM

Bubba Watson clawed back with an even-par 36-34=70 in his second round of the 114th U.S. Open, but missed the cut on the number at 6-over 146.

Sixty-seven golfers survived the 36-hole cut of low 60 and ties. Watson traded four birdies with four bogeys at Pinehurst No. 2 today, but he'll leave town knowing that he simply didn't produce enough opportunities to break par and play on. The left gathered only 19 greens in regulation. Ignoring his withdrawal from Bay Hill due to allergies, this is his first official missed cut since last year's PGA Championship. Other notables that failed to survive today include: 146--2007 champ Ángel Cabrera; Charl Schwartzel; Luke Donald; Jason Dufner; Hunter Mahan; Miguel Angel Jiménez ... 147--2006 champ Geoff Ogilvy; John Senden; David Toms ... 148--2009 champ Lucas Glover; Lee Westwood; Matt Every; Ryan Palmer ... 150--Graham DeLaet ... 153--Jonas Blixt.
Jun 13 - 8:42 PM