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Bubba Watson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/5/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
College: Faulkner State Community

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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. Nov 5 - 1:56 AM

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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.
Nov 2 - 10:18 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.
Oct 9 - 3:21 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.
Oct 7 - 7:35 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.
Sep 27 - 7:39 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.
Sep 26 - 2:58 PM

Bubba Watson heads to East Lake Golf Club for his sixth appearance in the TOUR Championship.

Watson has one top 10 at the TOUR Championship in five previous appearances (T5/2012). His scoring average in 20 career rounds at the par-70 East Lake GC is 71.80. He posted solo 14th last year on rounds of 67-73-67-73 for even-par 280, 11 shots behind the winner. Watson is one of six in the field of 30 to have won multiple times this season claiming his seventh and eighth career titles, respectively, at the WGC-HSBC in a playoff back in November and winning the Travelers in a playoff at the end of June. At No. 5 in the FedExCup standings, if he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup. The 36-year-old can also finish as low as a 2-way tie for 2nd and still have a mathematical chance of winning.
Sep 22 - 10:09 AM

Bubba Watson crafted a 6-under-par 29-36=65 in the final round of the BMW Championship to post 12-under 272, up 21 places on the live leaderboard to T6.

After opening in 65-70-72, Watson entered his final frame at 6-under (T27) and at 14 behind the leader, too far back to contend for his third title of the season. However, he entered the penultimate Playoffs event slotted fifth in the FedExCup standings and needed a good effort on Sunday to solidify his top-five position heading into next week's finale at East Lake Golf Club. Runner-up in this championship last year at Cherry Hills CC, Watson opened in a spectacular outward-29, which featured three straight circles on Nos. 7-9 and a hole-out for eagle from 83 yards at the par-4 third. After the break, the 36-year-old added birdies on 12 and 14 to leap into solo second, but limped to the finish playing his last four in 2-over, including a walk-off one-putt bogey at the par-5 18th. Watson projects fourth in the FEC standings with play still in progress.
Sep 20 - 3:34 PM

Bubba Watson crafted a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the BMW Championship, coming to rest four shots off the clubhouse lead.

The lefty tied for 24th at Conway Farms in 2013, but he failed to break 69 in any round. This time, he buried eight birdies in the lid-lifter, including six on his inward side. Watson sparked that spurt with a 3 from 19 feet at the par-4 10th. He also recorded a zero-putt four-yarder at the par-4 15th. While he also squared two bogeys, he averted a third when his try for par found the target from 12'11" at the par-4 fifth.
Sep 18 - 10:37 AM

Bubba Watson shot 2-over-par 38-35=73 in today's opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

As we advised on Thursday when he withdrew from the pro-am with a sore back, all concerns must be handled individually. So, even though the lefty's WD occurred one week after Jason Day and Dustin Johnson did the same from the Wednesday pro-am at The Barclays and performed well -- Day winning by six shots, of course -- it doesn't guarantee anything for Watson at TPC Boston. He hit 11 greens in regulation and rolled in three birdies, the longest from just inside 11 feet at the par-4 17th hole, but he also squared five bogeys, two of which via the three-putt. If there's good news, it's two-fold. First, he was able to play. Second, he's only six strokes back of the clubhouse co-leaders. If that sound like a lot, consider that Ryan Palmer opened with a field-low 63 in last year's DBC. Scoring will be inflated today due to challenging wind.
Sep 4 - 3:26 PM

Bubba Watson sat out today's pro-am for the Deutsche Bank Championship due to a sore back.

Just as Jason Day (back) and Dustin Johnson (illness) withdrew from last week's pro-am for The Barclays, the lefty will take his turn concerning gamers about his ability to peg it at TPC Boston for Friday's first round. While Day (win) and DJ (T9) thrived at Plainfield, each issue must be approached individually, but investors can find relief in knowing that Watson is expected to play the DBC. He's scheduled to go off the 10th tee at 9:30 a.m. ET. Of course, nothing replaces the peace of mind of being prepared in the case of an 11th-hour WD.
Sep 3 - 5:51 PM

Bubba Watson settled for a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in today's final round of The Barclays to post 11-under 269, his eighth top 10 of the season on just 16 starts and best finish in nine appearances in the FedExCup Playoffs opener.

Watson began his quest for a ninth career PGA TOUR title, third this season, in solo third at 10-under, just one adrift of Sangmoon Bae and Jason Day. After today's showing, he maintained his position on the leaderboard, but was lapped by the would-be-champ Day. Watson also entered the week No. 3 in the FedExCup standings and maintains that ranking as well. The 36-year-old traded a three-putt bogey (from 88'0") at the par-4 first with a bounce-back, birdie-3 from 5'10" at the second. After missing the green at the par-4 eighth, Watson three-putted from three feet to square double and turn 2-over. To his credit, he played his inward half in bogey-free, 3-under, circling birdies at Nos. 11, 16 and 18, each from inside 10 feet, but he three-putted the par-5 12th for par (from 39'4") as well. The walk-off 3 at the last moved him from a two-way tie for fourth to solo third. Watson landed 14 greens in regulation, but registered a dismal -1.591 in strokes gained: putting.
Aug 30 - 8:19 PM

Overnight leader Bubba Watson carved out a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in today's third round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club for a 54-hole tally of 10-under 200, one swing back of Sangmoon Bae and Jason Day.

Watson began his loop with a one-stroke advantage over a trio of players, none named Day or Bae. Playing in the final pairing with Henrik Stenson, Watson landed seven (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, converting on just four for 1.733 putts per GIR and a -0.882 in strokes gained: putting. His four circles came two-per-side at Nos. 3, 6, 12 and 15. His lone blemish came at the par-4 seventh after missing the green. All four of his circles were from inside 10 feet, with a long of 9'3" at the par-3 third. He had two other legit scoring chances from similar distances at the fourth and 16th holes, respectively, but didn't convert. The 36-year-old is one of five players with multiple victories this year on TOUR (WGC-HSBC Champions, Travelers Championship), joined by Jordan Spieth (4), Jason Day (3), Jimmy Walker (2) and Rory McIlroy (2).
Aug 29 - 6:25 PM

Overnight quad-leader Bubba Watson connected from 12'3" at the par-4 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club in today's second round of The Barclays to touch 2-under-par 34-34=68 and post 7-under 133 at the midpoint, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The lefty found only four (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation today, but he limited the damage to two bogeys while holing four birdies. The conversion at the last was his longest, but he also poured one in from 10'3" at the par-4 15th hole. At last check, Watson led the field in distance off the tee (332.9 yards) and strokes gained: tee-to-green (8.182). However, he's missed 17 of 28 fairways, thus proving that bomb-and-gouge still works like a charm on a short track with challenging rough.
Aug 28 - 5:52 PM

Bubba Watson fashioned a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in today's opening round of The Barclays and owns sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

Positioned third in the FedExCup standings, the lefty is a lock to make his sixth appearance at East Lake, so the objective ratchets up to winning the whole enchilada. He wasted no time in getting after it at Plainfield Country Club today, rolling in birdies on his first two holes, the latter from 13'4" at the par-3 11th. Watson added five birdies, including conversions from 12'4" and 20'4" at Nos. 18 and 3, respectively, to reach bogey-free 7-under through 13 holes, but he limped in with two bogeys, including a three-putt from 73-and-a-half feet at the par-4 ninth.
Aug 27 - 1:35 PM