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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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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

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Bubba Watson has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational due to the death of a childhood friend.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

Bubba Watson will come up just short in his attempt to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, conjuring up a final-round 1-under-par 32-39=71.

Watson was off like a rocket in his final lap around Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course, circling birdies on the first, third, fourth and seventh holes. Two of them were from longer than 11 feet. Just when it looked like he had the tournament in the bag, the back nine happened. He squared three bogeys, including one on the par-5 12th and watched a two-stroke lead with eight holes to play evaporate. He ends the week at 7-under 281. While that is good for a top-three finish, it won't earn him the victory.
Mar 8 - 6:46 PM

Bubba Watson battled for a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and is tied for second with Dustin Johnson at 6-under 210 with 18 to play.

Anytime the top three names on a leaderboard are J.B. Holmes, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson, it can easily be concluded that a course is a bomber's paradise. Such is the case at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course this week. Watson's five birdies outpaced his three bogeys, with his holed bunker shot for a birdie at the par-4 18th standing as the highlight of his round. The putter was solid, as three of his other four birdies fell from between 10 and 18 feet. He likely needs to take it deep at Doral on Sunday if he is to walk away with his second WGC win of the 2014-15 season. He claimed the WGC-HSBC Champions earlier this season.
Mar 7 - 5:52 PM

Bubba Watson submitted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 for his second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to post 5-under 139 at the midpoint.

Today's loop around Trump National Doral was unique in that he went sub-70 without the benefit of a birdie. That's because Watson eagled the par-5 eighth and 10th holes to overcome an opening bogey at the par-5 first. Much like his eagle at the par-5 12th on Thursday, the lefty kicked in his third stroke at No. 8 today. His eagle at 10 came courtesy of a hole-out from a bunker 20 yards away. His longest conventional conversions dropped for par. The first traveled 16'2" at the 13th hole; the second ran 11 feet at 16. He also recorded a zero-putt five-yarder for par at 5. Watson signed his card sitting just one stroke off Adam Scott's 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 6 - 5:35 PM

Bubba Watson signed for a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Northern Trust Open and is inside the top 10 at 4-under 209 with 18 holes remaining.

The defending champion circled four birdies and squared three bogeys on a difficult day for scoring at Riviera Country Club. He took advantage of the true birdies holes, with three of his birdies coming on the only three par 5s and the other birdie falling at the short par-4 10th. With rain in the forecast for Sunday, it might not take an extremely low number for him to walk away with the title.
Feb 21 - 5:48 PM

Defending champion Bubba Watson added a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in his second round of the Northern Trust Open to post 3-under 139 at the break.

Watson found only five (of 14) fairways for the second consecutive round, but he landed four more greens in regulation (12). And while he equaled his three par breakers and two bogeys form the opener, he went one lower on the par-5 first hole today and converted an eagle try from 42'5". He chased it with a birdie roll from 29'2" at the par-4 second. At the time he signed his card, he sat T10 on a bunched leaderboard.
Feb 20 - 2:59 PM

Bubba Watson opened his title defense of the Northern Trust Open with a 1-under-par 35-35=70.

Kudos to the lefty for keeping his head down today. He split only five (of 14) fairways and hit just eight greens in regulation, but limited the damage to two bogeys while picking off three birdies. He opened with a tap-in 4 at the par-5 first hole and walked off with a pured approach from 168 yards to 52 inches at the par-4 18th, but his most impressive birdie occurred at the par-4 10th, the hole that you either love or hate. He sprayed his drive well left of the hole and even the cart path, but pitched to 30'5" and drilled home the birdie. Watson sits just four strokes back of the fivesome atop the leaderboard.
Feb 19 - 7:49 PM

Bubba Watson went on a weekend birdie barrage at last year's Northern Trust Open to secure the hardware and returns for another look this week.

The lefty was middling through 36 holes before posting consecutive rounds of 7-under 64 over the weekend. He had three top 20s at the event prior to winning last season, so the layout certainly tickles his fancy. Watson has started the new campaign with three top 10s and should be a feature of fantasy lineups regardless of format.
Feb 17 - 11:49 PM

Bubba Watson conjured up a bogey-free 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and is the clubhouse leader at 14-under 270.

Watson was hot early in his round at TPC Scottsdale, following up an 18'10" birdie on the par-4 second hole with birdies on the third and fourth holes. He closed out his front nine with a 32'9" birdie on the par-4 ninth. The magic didn't stop there, as he holed out for birdie from a greenside bunker on the par-3 12th before adding a sixth and final birdie on the par-5 13th. He will now sit back and watch the action to see if his work was good enough for a spot in a playoff, or an outright win.
Feb 1 - 5:07 PM

Bubba Watson could only muster a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and is hanging on to a spot inside the top 10 at 8-under 205.

Watson spread three birdies across his scorecard at TPC Scottsdale, with his lone bogey coming at the par-5 15th after a series of unforced errors. He hit just half of his greens in regulation and never really did anything to mount a charge. He will need to go low in the finale if he is to walk away with the title.
Jan 31 - 5:34 PM

Bubba Watson turned in an even-par 35-36=71 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and remains at 6-under 136.

Watson's lap around TPC Scottsdale began on the back nine. It featured just two birdies, both from inside of three feet, and was balanced by two bogeys. With the weather being cold and wet, it was the type of day where a guy near the top of the leaderboard just didn't want to shoot himself out of the tournament. Mission accomplished.
Jan 30 - 2:42 PM

Bubba Watson lit up TPC Scottsdale for a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to join Keegan Bradley in the clubhouse lead.

Watson traded a bogey on the par-4 second hole for an eagle from 8'5" on the par-5 third hole on the front nine, with seven pars filling in the other seven blanks. He caught fire on the inward nine, with his five birdies all falling from inside of 11 feet while securing four pars on the other holes. There's no doubt that Bubba is known as a bomber, but he was very accurate in the opener. He split 12 of 14 fairways and landed 12 GIR. Considered by many to be a favorite this week, he has not let gamers down.
Jan 29 - 7:01 PM

Bubba Watson enters this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open as one of the favorites to contend for the title.

In 30 rounds at TPC Scottsdale, Watson has never posted a score above par. Two of his last three trips have resulted in top-five finishes, including a T2 last year. He has not played since his 10th-place finish in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, but one has to look no further than his win in the WGC-HSBC Champions to understand his capabilities.
Jan 28 - 8:56 PM

Bubba Watson turned in a 3-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to steal a top-10 finish at 15-under 277.

It was a week of what could have been for Bubba, as he never really managed to throw his name into the hat of true contention. Monday's final lap around The Plantation Course at Kapalua featured five birdies and two bogeys, with none of the birdies falling from longer than eight feet. He was quite consistent, as none of his rounds were lower than 68 or higher than 70.
Jan 12 - 8:02 PM