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Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/5/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180

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Bubba Watson signed for a 6-under-par 33-33=66 after the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to wrap his 10th appearance at 7-under 277, up 29 places on the live leaderboard to T10.
The two-time and back-to-back WMPO runner-up didn't add many (any) new friends in Scottsdale this week after pre-tourney comments disparaging the recently renovated (2014-15) set-up. He tried to walk them back a bit later on, stating that he does enjoy the tournament, but a cloud hung over him. In a show of solidarity, The Thunderbirds gathered at the 10th tee on Sunday for Watson's opening salvo in the two-tee finale. That said, he entered the week as the outright odds-fave (11/1) and sat just outside the top 10 after 36 holes (69-69), but a third-round 71 derailed his chances. At last check, the 37-year-old's 72-hole totals show: T3 in greens (53/72) and fourth in strokes gained: tee-to-green (10.763), but 64th in strokes gained: putting (-3.809). Feb 7 - 4:16 PM

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Bubba Watson followed a 2-under 69 with a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a two-day total of 4-under 138, three back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Hideki Matsuyama.

The two-time Masters champ posted runner-up finishes in the last two editions at TPC Scottsdale and took four weeks off following a T10 at the 32-man Hyundai TOC in his season debut. He circled five against three bogeys in R1 and added a six-birdie against four-bogey effort on day two. The 37-year-old, who began off No. 10 tee, raced out with four birdies in his first five holes, all from inside of four feet, sandwiching-in a bogey at the par-3 12th. He squared a three-putt bogey (from 29'5") at the raucous par-3 16th, but erased it with a nine-footer at 17 to turn 3-under. Watson's only par breaker on his inward half was a two-putt version at the par-5 third, missing seven-foot scoring chances at four and five. He added his third and fourth bogeys at six and eight.
Feb 5 - 3:40 PM

Bubba Watson arrives with consecutive runner-up finishes at the Waste Management Phoenix Open as he preps for another shot at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course.

The ex-Scottsdale resident still feels right at home here in Arizona. His last four trips to the desert have yielded top 15s. Overall, he owns six top 25s in nine tries here. We last saw the lefty at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions where he finished T10. It was his second paycheck of the PGA TOUR season in as many tries. It's not just local knowledge that does the trick for Watson. The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale allows for bombers to grip it and rip it, which is exactly how it's written up in the handbook of Bubba Golf. Watson should be considered an elite play this week in all fantasy formats.
Feb 2 - 9:20 AM

Bubba Watson enjoyed a 6-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to conclude his fifth appearance at 15-under 277, up five spots on the live leaderboard to T10.

It's been a mixed bag this week for the World No. 4, derailed mostly by his even-par 73 in round three. On the plus side, he finally played a round this week without a three-putt, suffering four three-jacks over his first 54 holes, one each in rounds two and three, and two in the lid-lifter. His stats in the finishing round show seven (of 15) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, contributing to a cumulative 2.454 mark in strokes gained: tee-to-green, currently second in the field in that category. However, despite dropping seven birdies today, he's DFL in strokes gained: putting at last check with a 72-hole total of -5.556.
Jan 10 - 9:04 PM

Bubba Watson shot an even-par 35-38=73 in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for a 54-hole total of 9-under 210, 15 shots back of the leader Jordan Spieth.

The 37-year-old and World No. 4 missed five putts from inside 10 feet in round three and has swallowed four three-putts on the week, including from 43'6" on the par-4 seventh for bogey during Saturday's loop. Thru 54 holes, he ranks 31st (of 32) in strokes gained: putting with a cumulative mark of -5.473, overshadowing his fifth-place ranking in strokes gained: tee-to-green (5.317).
Jan 10 - 3:33 PM

Bubba Watson conjured up a 5-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for a two-day total of 9-under 137, seven strokes back of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Three of Watson's four bogeys on the week have come via three-putts, including two today. Both came from distance, outside of 44 feet, but his troubles with the flat stick have not been limited to lag putting, missing two birdie tries from inside nine feet as well on Friday. All told, he's a dismal 30th in the field of 32 in strokes gained: putting, minimizing his lofty rank of second in strokes gained: tee-to-green. To his credit, he converted seven birdies on 17 greens in regulation on day two, but his miss from 8'5" for birdie at the par-5 last left him exacerbated and talking to his putter like he tends to do.
Jan 8 - 11:30 PM

Bubba Watson carded an opening-round, 4-under-par 33-36=69 at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The lefty eased into 2016, waiting until the par-4 fourth hole to circle his first birdie. He added five more before his round was over, including a 26'3" bomb on the par-4 seventh hole. Watson had his share of frustration as well, missing a 4'1" bunny on the par-3 eighth and then again when he three-jacked the par-4 12th hole. The bomber has an up-and-down relationship with Kapalua's Plantation Course and he's still searching for his first podium finish on Maui.
Jan 7 - 11:19 PM

Bubba Watson finished a personal-best T4 in the weather-shortened 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions and returns for his fifth appearance after winning the WGC-HSBC Champions and the Travelers Championship in 2014-15.

The 37-year-old won twice last season in 19 starts with both coming in sudden-death playoffs. In this week's field of 32 on Maui, he joins Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth as multiple winners from the 2014-15 campaign which also saw him finish second three times. Ultimately, Watson finished a career-tying-best fifth in FedExCup points for a second consecutive year, and concluded with a T5 at the TOUR Championship, his third top 10 of the Playoffs. Two weeks later, he went 2-1-2 in the Presidents Cup and added a solo third and a win (Hero World Challenge) in four worldwide starts since.
Jan 6 - 11:44 AM

With a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his final round of the Hero World Challenge, Bubba Watson recorded a three-stroke victory in the 18-man field at Albany in The Bahamas.

He slept on a two-shot lead at an event from which he withdrew early due to travel complications concerning his newly adopted daughter. But after Jason Day also withdrew and Watson's paperwork was cleared up, the lefty rejoined the field and shot 25-under 67-67-63-66=263. Patrick Reed took outright second place. Defending champion Jordan Spieth finished alone in fourth, five strokes in arrears of the champ. While it's an unofficial event, the Hero World Challenge rewarded the winner with 46 Official World Golf Ranking points. That's equivalent to what Watson collected en route to his title at the Travelers Championship earlier in the year, albeit in a field of 156. He's now headed to the Thailand Golf Championship where he finished joint 25th a year ago.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Bubba Watson opened his title defense of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68.

When he signed his card, the lefty was positioned four strokes back of the clubhouse co-leaders. It's a day more reminiscent to the scoring that Sheshan International yielded two years ago and not when Watson reached the playoff in just 11-under 71-67-69-70=277. In today's loop, he picked off four birdies, but it took him nine holes to find the first one (at the par-5 18th). This is his first competition since the Presidents Cup, so he arrived rested and recharged.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 01:56:00 AM

Bubba Watson toasted Sheshan International Golf Club on his way to victory at last year's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and returns for a crack at defending his title.

Sheshan International was noticeably harder during last year's running, but that didn't bother Watson one bit, as he posted four under-par rounds on his way to 11-under 277 on the week. The bomber saved his best work for last as he carded an eagle on the 72nd hole of the tournament, and disposed of Tim Clark in a playoff. Watson also sports a T8 on his Sheshan resume, so gamers should take a long look at him when setting rosters this week.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 10:18:00 PM

In the final four-ball match to conclude on Friday at the Presidents Cup, Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes dismissed Marc Leishman and Steven Bowditch 2 up.

Chalk up a second victory for the long-hitting Americans. Needing something special at the last, the Internationals failed to produce. Leishman settled for par after Bowditch found the drink off the tee to spoil what was a valiant effort throughout. Watson opened the scoring with a birdie-3 from 17'9" at the second hole. The U.S. doubled the margin with a birdie-4 at No. 3. Leishman answered with a birdie-win from 38'3" at the par-4 fourth, and then Bowditch evened the contest with a birdie from 14'11" at the par-4 sixth. Watson regain control with a birdie-4 at 7, but Bowditch squared again with birdie at the par-4 11th. Holmes wrestled it back yet again and this time for good with a birdie-3 at No. 12. They'd halve the next five holes before the decider. With this one on the board, the U.S. leads the Internationals 5½-4½ entering Saturday's foursomes, but the Internationals won today's four-ball session 3½-1½.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:21:00 AM

Bubba Waston will make his second appearance in The Presidents Cup after finishing No. 2 in the U.S. Team standings.

Bubba Watson is paired with first-timer J.B. Holmes in the opening match of Thursday Foursomes (10:05 p.m. ET, Wednesday) and will do battle against Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama for the Internationals. For Watson, he'll be making his second visit to the biennial competition after posting a 3-2-0 tally in the 2011 edition. The 36-year-old made 19 starts in his 10th season on the PGA TOUR adding his seventh and eighth career titles among 10 top-10 finishes, matching a career-best fifth place in the final FedExCup standings. In total, he posted seven top-three finishes, including three runners-up. Watson is also a three-time Ryder Cup participant where he's compiled a rather dismal 3-8-0 record.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 07:35:00 AM

Bubba Watson authored a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the TOUR Championship to wrap his sixth appearance at 4-under 276, five back of champion Jordan Spieth.

Considering Watson has vocalized his dislike of East Lake, he matched a personal best in the tournament from 2012. After opening in 70-71, he closed in 68-67 to conclude the season fifth in the FedExCup standings, which also ties a career best (2014). Watson entered the final frame at 1-under (T8) and seven adrift of Spieth. While he never was in contention for his third title of the season, he did play his final 16 holes in bogey-free 4-under to move up three spots on the leaderboard and post his 10th top 10 of the season on 19 starts. In addition to his two wins, he posted three seconds and two third-place finishes as part of 14 top 25s. We'll see him in two weeks at his second Presidents Cup.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 07:39:00 PM

After an inauspicious start, Bubba Watson authored a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the TOUR Championship to post 1-under 209, currently T8 on the leaderboard.

Watson began a rainy Saturday in Atlanta in a six-way tie for 12th at 1-over, eight adrift of 36-hole leader Henrik Stenson. With preferred lies in effect, he struggled out of the gate squaring bogeys at the par-3 second and the par-4 fourth, respectively, after missing both greens in regulation, two of seven missed surfaces on the day. A timely 7'9" roll for par at the difficult 535-yard par-4 fifth stopped the bleeding and propelled him to birdies at Nos. 6, 7 and 9, including an 18-footer at the par-4 seventh. Following the break, the 36-year-old played his inward half blemish-free, circling birdies at the par-5 15th (from 6'10") and rolling in a 14-footer at the par-3 18th for the walk-off birdie. Watson's 68 is currently tied for low round of the day with rookie Daniel Berger.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 02:58:00 PM