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Bubba Watson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/5/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
College: Faulkner State Community

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Bubba Watson put an exclamation point on his second Masters victory in three years with a final-round 3-under-par 33-36=69.
While he trailed early in the round to Jordan Spieth, Watson never panicked or flinched under the pressure of playing catch-up. The biggest swing of the round came on the par-5 eighth and par-4 ninth holes. Watson trailed Spieth by two on the tee at8, but the lefty went birdie-birdie while Spieth swallowed a pair of bogeys to flip the lead to two strokes in Watson's favor. When it was all added up, the University of Georgia product's five birdies outpaced a pair of bogeys spread across Augusta National Golf Club. He ends the week at 8-under 280, three strokes clear of Spieth and Jonas Blixt in second place. This is Watson's second victory of the 2013-14 season, joining his win at the Northern Trust Open in February. He moves to second in the FedExCup standings, trailing only Jimmy Walker. Apr 13 - 6:52 PM

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Bubba Watson could only muster a 2-over-par 38-36=74 in the third round of the Masters and now shares the lead with Jordan Spieth at 5-under 211 with 18 holes to play.

Watson rarely looked comfortable in his third lap around Augusta National Golf Club, squaring three bogeys in his first six holes, but hiding behind a crafty eagle at the par-5 second. His only birdie of the day came at the par-4 10th, and it briefly put him back in the lead by himself. It wouldn't be for long, as he bogeyed the par-3 16th with an tee shot that was a bit too aggressive to drop into a share of the lead. The lefty entered the day with the longest stretch of holes without a three putt on the PGA TOUR, but suffered a three-putt bogey on the par-3 sixth and a three-putt par on the par-5 13th. While he no longer enjoys a three-stroke lead as he did this time yesterday, he still owns a spot in the final tee time. He will try and earn his second Masters title in three years on Sunday.
Apr 12 - 6:57 PM

Bubba Watson backed up his opening 69 at the 78th Masters with a 4-under-par 36-32=68 to post 7-under 137, good for a three-stroke lead entering Saturday's third round.

After authoring the only bogey-free round in the lid-lifter, Watson's card remained spotless until the par-4 ninth hole today. After sending his approach long, he wielded a putter from the first cut, but failed to find the green and eventually tapped in for bogey. Pars at 10 and 11 ensued before he birdied five in a row beginning at the par-3 12th where he stiffed his tee ball. The most impressive of the conversions occurred at the par-4 14th where he dropped a long right-to-lefter from the back edge. His tee ball at 16 teased going in, at least from his perspective, as he clenched his iron in his teeth seemingly thinking it was going to be a 1. Watson bogeyed the last. The low 50 and ties plus all golfers within 10 strokes of the lead will survive the cut, so it remains to be seen if his last hole will make a difference for those hoping to play the weekend. Through 36 holes, the lefty has hit 28 greens and taken only 58 putts.
Apr 11 - 3:16 PM

Bubba Watson crafted a bogey-free, 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the 78th Masters, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

The 2012 champ missed only two greens in regulation, but he converted only three birdies, two of which on the par 5s on the second nine. He signed the only blemish-free card of the 97 in the field today. This was his first live action since withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational following an opening 83. He cited allergies, but took a beating in social media as a result. Consider today's score as a haymaker in response.
Apr 10 - 6:57 PM

Bubba Watson withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after his opening round, citing issues related to allergies.

Watson signed for an 11-over-par 39-44=83 before calling it quits. He split only four (of 14) fairways and hit nine greens en route to a lone birdie at the par-5 16th where he first stood over an eagle try from just inside 22 feet. Alas, it was another par 5 that played spoiler -- the sixth hole over and around water. The lefty dumped three tee balls into it en route to an 11. He was already 5-over on the round thanks in part to a triple bogey at the par-4 18th where he pushed his drive out of bounds left. Today's score is his highest on TOUR since a second-round 84 at the 2008 Memorial. UPDATE: Watson explained his decision on Twitter in three entries: "Just wanted to tell my fans I'm sorry I had to withdraw from @APinv this week. My allergies have taken over! ... It's hard to focus when you're heads all discombobulated from medicine and pollen #spellcheck ... Looking forward to getting back out there #twoweekstilaugusta"
Mar 20 - 1:14 PM

Bubba Watson concocted a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to take the clubhouse lead at 3-under 285.

Watson's romp around Trump National Doral featured four birdies and 14 pars, with the final par perhaps the most dramatic. After playing for safety off the tee and depositing his tee shot into the right rough, he fired his approach into the grandstands. After his drop, he produced a nifty up-and-down for par to close out his round. The 2012 Masters champ has been one of the hottest golfers on the planet of late, and he will now watch to see if his excellent round produces a second win of 2014.
Mar 9 - 5:59 PM

Bubba Watson maintained his position with an even-par 37-35=72 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

While we are used to seeing plenty of fireworks from the bomber, this lap around Trump National Doral was an exercise of consistency. His 14 pars were only offset by two birdies and two bogeys, with both birdies falling from inside five feet. He enters the final round at 1-over 217 and inside the top 10. With the course playing difficult all week, he is not too far back to steal a win with a solid finale.
Mar 8 - 5:13 PM

Bubba Watson nickel-and-dimed his way to an even-par 36-36=72 in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Watson split seven (of 14) fairways but found only eight greens in regulation at Trump National Doral today. He suffered four bogeys but managed to neutralize with an eagle at the par-5 12th hole -- his third of the round -- and two birdies, also on par 5s. The longest conversion measured 17'7" at the first for birdie. In fact, he broke par on the same three holes today as he did in the opener and now sits 7-under on the trio of par 5s (Nos. 1, 8 and 12). Overall he's 1-over 145, two off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 7 - 5:48 PM

Bubba Watson ended Jonas Blixt's debut at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2-up victory in the Snead Bracket in today's second round.

The lefty set the early tone with wins at 1, 3 and 4. Blixt didn't pick off his first win until the par-3 12th with a par. In fact, Watson did everything he could just to hang on from that point forward. He played holes 12-17 in 3-over-par but took the par-4 15th with a birdie to remain in control, 2 up at the time. Blixt put the pressure on with a birdie-3 at 17 to narrow his deficit to 1, but then found trouble off the tee at 18 where he'd eventually concede Watson the hole and the match. Watson advances to the third round for the fourth time in as many appearances. He'll do battle with another first-timer in Victor Dubuisson on Friday.
Feb 20 - 4:17 PM

Fresh off his victory at Riviera on Sunday, Bubba Watson opened the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2-and-1 win over Mikko Ilonen in the Snead Bracket in today's first round.

Watson set up the perception that he was going to cruise what with racing out to 2-up margin through four over the Finn. But Ilonen took holes 5-7, each with a par, to erase and lead. Watson's eagle-3 at 8 squared, but Ilonen promptly connected birdies at Nos. 9 and 10 to swing the momentum his way. Ultimately, Watson needed birdied at 13, 14 and 15 to regain control. A birdie at 17 was the dagger. The lefty will take on Jonas Blixt in the second round. Watson is now 4-0 in the first round of this tournament.
Feb 19 - 1:28 PM

Bubba Watson blistered Riviera Country Club for a second consecutive day, posting a bogey-free 7-under-par 30-34=64 in the final round of the Northern Trust Open to win by two strokes over Dustin Johnson.

Watson circled seven birdies, six on the first 11 holes, and then survived the difficult stretch of 12 through 16 to hold off all chargers. He closed it out with style, holing a birdie from 13'7" on the 18th green. Four of those birdies fell from outside 13 feet, including one from the sand on the par-3 sixth. His weekend was outstanding, as he played his final 39 holes without a blemish and was 14-under on that span. That's a pretty solid turnaround considering he suffered three double bogeys on his opening 27 holes. While the bomber was true to his reputation all week -- ranking first in driving distance -- it wasn't until the final round that the putter came alive. He gained 3.775 strokes with the flat stick in the finale. Watson's 15-under 269 represents his first victory since the 2012 Masters and fifth PGA TOUR title. He is now exempt into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Feb 16 - 6:14 PM

Bubba Watson conjured a blemish-free 7-under-par 33-31=64 in the third round of the Northern Trust Open to take an early clubhouse lead at 8-under 205.

The bomber began his day on Riviera Country Club's iconic par-4 10th hole with a birdie from 3'6" and never looked back. He added birdies on each of the two par 3s on the back nine, chipping in on the 14th, before turning his attention to the front. Watson took advantage of the easy birdie opportunity on the par-5 first, then added a trio of birdies on the par-4 third, eighth and ninth holes, each from outside eight feet, to post the lowest round of the day in the clubhouse. He'll now sit back and watch to see how the back nine treats the leaders down the stretch, as he prepares for a Sunday charge.
Feb 15 - 3:38 PM

Bubba Watson stumbled to an even-par 34-37=71 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, tying for second with Graham DeLaet at 15-under 269.

Watson was the 54-hole leader by two, representing the class of the top of the leaderboard, and was the favorite to hoist the hardware at TPC Scottsdale on Sunday. He didn't get the memo, as he suffered three bogeys and only circled three birdies in his final round. He looked nervy down the stretch, slicing a tee shot in the water on the par-5 15th and barely saving par, then making messy bogeys on the par-3 16th and par-4 18th holes between a two-putt birdie on the par-4 17th. His 11 GIR were the lowest of the week, and he lost strokes to the field with the flat stick for the first time on Sunday. He leaves Arizona still in search of his first win since the 2012 Masters.
Feb 2 - 6:14 PM

Overnight co-leader Bubba Watson carded a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in his third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 15-under 198, good for a two-stroke lead after 54 holes.

The lefty hit 12 greens in regulation for the second straight day but cut the bogeys in half to a single square at the par-4 10th. Elsewhere he buried four birdies, including runs of 15'4" and 11'5" at Nos. 8 and 17, respectively. He also poured in a par save from 15'2" at the par-5 15th. At the par-5 13th, his drive came to rest under a bush. He had a path to strike it but was the recipient of a favorable ruling that deemed that the path of the ball would have been impacted by an impression or hole created by a burrowing animal. After the free drop, he laid up and knocked his fourth to just inside six feet from where he rolled in the par. Watson has not won a tournament since his breakthrough at the Masters in 2012.
Feb 1 - 6:20 PM

Overnight co-leader Bubba Watson backed up his opening 64 with a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round to post 12-under 130, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He didn't pipe and stripe like Thursday's lid-lifter, but he still managed to go 7-for-12 in par-breaker opportunities. His only birdie conversion from outside 10 feet traveled 29'7" at the par-4 eighth hole, but Watson also poured in a par save from 17'7" at the par-4 fifth. Bogeys at 7 and 9 thwarted the outright lead, but he arrived at the midpoint with an average strokes gained-putting measurement just shy of 1.500 to rank third in the field. We've seen this kind of consistently strong play from the lefty before, so continue to rely on him over the weekend.
Jan 31 - 3:02 PM