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Bubba Watson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 11/5/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 180

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Bubba Watson and playing partner Matt Kuchar torched TPC Louisiana to the tune of a 5-under-par 32-35=67 while playing the Foursomes (alternate shot) format during round two of the Zurich Classic, recording the low round of the morning wave to sneak inside the top 10 for moment on 9-under 135.
Last year there were a few teams that matched their R1 and R2 scores here at the Zurich Classic but nobody had previously accomplished what Watson and Kuchar did today. They managed to post a better pre-cut Foursomes score compared to their pre-cut Four-Ball score (4-under 68 in R1). They did all that despite an early double bogey at the par-4 12th, starting on the back nine today. A steady stream of ball-striking was all it took as just one birdie conversion came from outside 12 feet. That was a 27'3" birdie bomb that Kuchar dropped home at the par-4 sixth hole. After a slow start to the week, this team that started as one of the favorites is now right back in the mix. If would be safe to expect something a little better than 4-under 68 when they get a second chance at Four-Ball tomorrow. Apr 27 - 2:33 PM

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World No. 19 and two-time past champion Bubba Watson carded a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the 82nd Masters to conclude on 9-under 279, up one spot to T5, six shy of overnight leader and champion Patrick Reed.

After opening in 73-69-68, the 2012 and 2014 winner began T6, eight back. Playing out of the fourth-to-last twosome, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.72 putts per GIR. The Georgia alum squared two bogeys at holes 4 and 10 (3-putt from 46 feet), outpaced by three birdies at 5, 9 and 16, adding eagle-3 at 13 from 19 feet. He also 3-jacked the par-5 second, unusually, after hitting his first putt from 69 feet away into the bunker. The 39-year-old records his fourth top 10 in 10 appearances, first since winning in 2014, and overall, collects his fifth top 10 in 41 majors, again, first since winning here in 2014 16 major starts ago.
Apr 8 - 8:42 PM

World No. 19 and two-time past champion Bubba Watson shot a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the 82nd Masters for a 54-hole total of 6-under 210, up two places on the live leaderboard to T6, five adrift of clubhouse leader Rory McIlroy and eight back of the leader on the course Patrick Reed.

After opening in 73-69, the 2012 and 2014 winner began T8, seven adrift of overnight leader Reed. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.50 putts per GIR with 27 total putts. The 39-year-old, who arrived off a win at the WGC-Match Play, carded seven birdies at holes 2, 3, 7, 10 (from 33 feet), 12, 14 and 15, taking some luster off with three bogeys at 8, 9 (3-putt from 31 feet) and 11. As it stands, the Floridian will play out of the fourth-to-last twosome on Sunday.
Apr 7 - 6:27 PM

Bubba Watson racked up a handful of highlights en route to a 3-under-par 33-36=69 during round two of the 82nd Masters Tournament, finding his name inside the top 10 at the midpoint on 2-under 142.

The big-hitting lefty leads the field this week with 30 greens in regulation, two more than the next closest (Kyle Stanley). That has helped keep things relatively stress-free with his short game. On the week he has just four bogeys, two coming via failed up-and-downs out of the sand, one a three-putt, and one coming as a result of a water ball. Enough about the bad, the clear highlight of the day came at the par-4 11th when Watson pulled into his bag of tricks to sling one out of the pine straw and save par. The lefty's imagination is a huge asset here at Augusta National. Watson's only weakness right now is his around-the-green play but if he keeps pelting greens at this rate, it'll be hard for him to fade.
Apr 6 - 7:41 PM

Bubba Watson heads to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club searching for his third championship at the first major of the PGA Tour season.

Watson was fitted for a green jacket in 2012, and he was back two years later for another fitting. He had a devil of a time last season after his much ballyhooed equipment change, but he is back banging off the tee and that will serve him well at Augusta. Watson ranked third on the PGA Tour in Driving Distance (316.2 yards), while checking in 22nd in GIR (70.25 percent). The UGA Bulldog was sailing along with renewed confidence, winning the Genesis Open and posting another top-10 finish at the WGC-Mexico Championship. He was knocked down a peg at Bay Hill, posting a 79 the last time we saw him, but he knows what is needed to get himself ready at Augusta National, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him fitted for another green jacket come Sunday.
Apr 4 - 6:29 AM

35-seed Bubba Watson steamrolled 32-seed Kevin Kisner 7-and-6 in the Championship Match of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play to claim his 11th PGA TOUR title in 282 events and his second WGC title in 29 tries, joining the 2015 HSBC Champions. UPDATE: Watson jumps 18 places to 21st in OWGR.

The World No. 39 wins at age 39 and as a pre-tourney 50/1 outright. He becomes the season's third multiple champion (Patton Kizzire, Justin Thomas), augmenting his victory at the Genesis Open three starts ago, also as a pre-tourney 50/1. The Floridian's win at Riviera CC, which ended a two-year drought, was followed by a T9 in Mexico and a T66 at last week's Arnold Palmer. He wins in his eighth Dell Match Play appearance, bettering a solo 4th in 2011 (Dove Mtn.), and improves his record to 20-8-3, 6-0-1 this week. In an all Georgia alum finale, this match was pretty much over before it started with Watson winning the first five holes and six of the first seven, only one of those with birdie (No. 1). Kisner won only one hole, the par-3 11th, and Watson closed him out one hole later with birdie-4. This is his 12th WGC top 10, second straight (T9, 2018 Mexico).
Mar 25 - 6:09 PM

35-seed Bubba Watson upended 2-seed Justin Thomas 3-and-2 in the Semifinals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and moves on to the Finals Match where he'll face the winner of the 13-seed Alex Noren and 32-seed Kevin Kisner semifinal match, which is going to a playoff. UPDATE: Watson vs. fellow Georgia alum Kisner in the Finals at 2:15 PM CT.

The 39-year-old improves to 5-0-1 while Thomas, the FedExCup leader, dips to 5-1-0 and is relegated to the 3rd-Place Match. Watson will be chasing his 11th TOUR title (282 events) and second WGC title in 29 tries (2015 HSBC). He took a 1 UP lead with birdie-3 at hole 1 (from 6'11"), never trailed and was never tied in the match. The Georgia alum went 2 UP with birdie-3 at 5 (9'0") and 3 UP with eagle-3 at 6 from 24'10", before the Alabama product battled back to 1 DOWN with a par win at 7 and birdie-3 at 9 (22'10"). Watson won the par-4 10th with birdie (10'6"), now 2 UP, and won the 12th with a par 5 after Thomas watered his second, back to 3 UP. The duo halved holes 13-15 with pars before Watson closed out with a matching birdie-4 at 16. Watson was 5-under-par for the proceedings while Thomas was 2-under.
Mar 25 - 1:59 PM

35-seed Bubba Watson knocked out 28-seed Kiradech Aphibarnrat 5-and-3 in the Quarterfinals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and will take on 2-seed Justin Thomas (5-0-0) in the Semifinals on Sunday morning.

The 39-year-old's only other semifinal appearance was on debut in 2011 (Dove Mtn.) where he lost to Martin Kaymer and then to Matt Kuchar in the Consolation Match. He improves to 4-0-1 while Aphibarnrat, a four-time winner on the Euro Tour, departs with a 4-1-0 record for T5, his best finish in three tries (T18/2016). The duo matched opening birdies and then traded hole wins at 2 and 3, the latter with the Thai golfer's second circle. Watson went 1 UP at 7 (concession) but gave it back at 9 with his own concession. He won 10 and 11 with pars and moved to 4 UP with birdie wins at 12 and 13. The Floridian would win the 15th on concession and the match was over. Aphibarnrat bags his second top 5 on the PGA TOUR this season in five non-member starts, joining a T5 at the WGC-Mexico Championship two starts ago.
Mar 24 - 5:31 PM

Bubba Watson, the 35th seed, outlasted fellow southpaw Brian Harman 2-and-1 to secure his place in the last eight of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club in Texas.

Watson came through the group with a 2-0-1 record to book his Round of 16 clash with 18th seed Harman and took the opening hole Saturday morning with par. Roles were reversed at No. 2 and Harman edged in front with a birdie-3 at 5, keeping his lead until the 7th. Watson hit the gas with winning birdies at 8 and 9 to go from 1-down to 1-up, took the 11th with par and advanced to 3-up with eagle at 12 from 11ft 11". That left Harman with a mountain to climb and although Watson handed him the 13th after a bogey, the next four holes were halved in par to send the two-time Masters champion into this afternoon's quarter-finals. Next up, he faces the winner of the Kiradech Aphibarnrat v Charles Howell.
Mar 24 - 12:22 PM

Bubba Watson endured a rollercoaster finish in his halved match with Julian Suri and with it claimed top spot in Group 11 (2-0-1) at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play hosted by Austin Country Club in Texas.

Watson entered the final round with his fate in his own hands after victories over Branden Grace and Marc Leishman earlier in the week; a half or win against Suri being sufficient to make the knockout stages. Eight of the front nine holes were shared, Suri grabbing a slender advantage with an eagle-3 at the sixth. Watson rebounded with a 10'7" and 3'8" winning birdies at 10 and 12, but Suri slotted a short birdie at 13 to bring it back to all square. Watson looked in trouble when a bogey-5 at 15 and par-5 at 16 lost him two holes, but he was not done for. He lasered a 129-yard tee shot at 17 to 3'7", made the putt for the win and at 18 he left himself 8'5" for the birdie, the hole, the half, bragging rights in the group and a match-up with Brian Harman in the last 16. He drained it.
Mar 23 - 2:41 PM

Bubba Watson didn't need his best stuff to make it two wins out of two in Group 11 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas, the left-hander taking advantage of a string of errors from Marc Leishman to win 3-and-1 and send the Aussie 11th seed home.

Leishman led early thanks to an opening birdie but lost five holes to bogeys or worse to see his hopes go up in smoke after a second defeat. Watson, who recorded the biggest win of day one when thrashing Branden Grace 5-and-3, levelled the match with birdie at 5 and was handed a 2-up lead as his opponent bogeyed 7 and 8. Leishman tied it up again with birdies at 10 (19 feet) and 11 (7 feet) but lost the next three holes after recording bogey, double bogey, bogey; in fact Bubba won 13 with bogey-5 despite finding water. A Watson bogey at 15 cut the gap but a tap-in birdie at 16 improved the 35th seed to 2-0-0. He'll play 64th seed Julian Suri Friday.
Mar 22 - 4:28 PM

Bubba Watson blitzed Austin Country Club's front nine in 7-under-par 28 and left Group 11 opponent Branden Grace dazed and confused after an opening day 5-and-3 defeat in the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play.

South Africa's Grace notched eight pars and one birdie to the turn; a neat start to the week but absolutely no match for the Florida native who scorched his way to the turn. He drained for birdie from 18'1", 5'6", 27'6" and 25'7" at the first four holes, each one for the win. Both players carded par-birdie-par at the next three holes for halves before Watson was at it again: 14'5" at 8 and 12'7" at 9; 6-up when he passed the clubhouse. His front nine drive distances were 303, 303, 274, 288, 323, 345, 373 and every one found the fairway. He couldn't get up-and-down from 47 yards at the par-5 12th and lost the hole. Bogey-5 at 14 saw another slip away, but it was only delaying the inevitable. Grace's chase for birdies floundered at 15 and he conceded the hole and match. 11-6 in the championship before its move to Austin, Watson went 3-2-2 through the first two years at Austin. He plays Marc Leishman Thursday.
Mar 21 - 5:45 PM

Bubba Watson rolls into the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill looking for his third consecutive top-10 finish.

Watson won the Genesis Open, and followed that up with a solid ninth-place showing at the WGC-Mexico Championship. He posted a mediocre 34th-place finish at Bay Hill last season, and it was mostly a marginal performance until his final-round 68. Still, it was a lot better than 2014 when he withdrew after an opening-round 83. He ranks 101st in Par 5 Scoring this season, and that's not a good sign for success at Bay Hill. He has serious busy potential this week after a couple of nice results.
Mar 14 - 8:22 PM

World No. 41 Bubba Watson tacked on a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the WGC-Mexico Championship for a four-day total of 10-under 274, up seven places to T10 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Watson finished T9.

Watson is a 3-time runner-up in this event, all at Doral. He finished T38 here last year and arrived this week off a playoff win at the Genesis, his 10th TOUR title. After opening in 69-66-72, the Floridian began T17 on 6-under, three shy of the overnight top 10. On seven (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, he suffered just one blemish, a double bogey-7 at 11, camouflaged by six birdies at 1-3, 12, 15 and 18. He gained 2.185 strokes off-the-tee, currently No. 1 in that stat with a cumulative 7.306, and eked out a 0.275 around-the-green, 62nd for the week in that stat (-5.209). The Georgia alum wrapped with 1.813 putts per GIR and -1.097 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts, and is on the bubble for a second top 10 of the season in seven starts.
Mar 4 - 4:50 PM

Bubba Watson bounced back from a poor Thursday finish, cruising to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-34=66 during round two of the WGC-Mexico Championship which vaults him into a share of fifth place (7-under 135) heading into the weekend.

The big hitter roared out of the gate on Thursday, finding himself 7-under after 11 holes. From there he went bogey-double-bogey-par-par-bogey-par to finish the round. Watson didn't let that poor finish bleed into today's round as he breezed through Club de Golf Chapultepec with five birdies and no bogeys. While many golfers are taking a conservative approach this week, Watson is using distance to his advantage. On the day he pelted eight drives over 345 yards including four over 375 yards. At the moment he ranks 1st in the field for driving distance (349 yards) and also 1st in strokes gained off-the-tee (+4.885). Watson should keep his name in the mix over the weekend, as long as he can avoid the big numbers for two more rounds.
Mar 2 - 6:44 PM