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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 turned in a 3-under-par 34-34=68 for his opening round of The Barclays, finishing two strokes adrift of the clubhouse tri-leaders.
The lefty made his peace with his behavior at the PGA Championship, but it's just another chapter in the saga that keeps us glued to his next decision. Meanwhile, inside the ropes, he split eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation at Ridgewood today. Watson squared three bogeys, but he picked off six birdies, including on each of the three par 5s. His longest conventional conversion rolled in from 20'5" at the par-3 15th, but the highlight of the day came courtesy of a hole-out for birdie from the rough 10 yards away at the par-4 16th. He began the FedExCup Playoffs as the 3-seed, so he's poised for four starts in as many weeks. Aug 21 - 2:15 PM

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Bubba Watson completed 36 holes of The 143rd Open Championship in 4-over-par 76-72=148, missing the cut by two strokes.

Gamers often cringe when Watson crosses the Atlantic. His experience at Royal Liverpool wasn't without some drama, especially on Thursday, but we still expect better than this. He erased eight birdies with nine bogeys and a triple en route to his second straight missed cut in a major since his second Masters title in April. Other notables that failed to survive the cut today include: 147--1997 champ Justin Leonard; Lee Westwood; Ian Poulter ... 148--1995 champ John Daly; 2003 champ Ben Curtis; Harris English; Erik Compton; Miguel Angel Jiménez ... 149--Patrick Reed; George McNeill ... 151--2004 champ Todd Hamilton; J.B. Holmes; Chesson Hadley; Jamie Donaldson ... 152--2001 champ David Duval; 2002/2012 champ Ernie Els; 2008/2009 champ Padraig Harrington ... 153--1987/1990/1992 champ Nick Faldo; Webb Simpson ... 154--1999 champ Paul Lawrie ... 166--1985 champ Sandy Lyle.
Jul 18 - 4:38 PM

Bubba Watson reached the break of The Greenbrier Classic in 5-under-par 68-67=135, three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He's getting by with less than his best, so it's shaping up to be a potentially great weekend for the lefty that recently purchased land in the area. He hit 12 greens today and poured in four birdies, the longest from 13'7" at the par-4 fifth. Watson also jarred a par attempt from 14'10" at 8 to maintain momentum into the third round. Overall, he's missed 13 GIR, but has limited the damage to four bogeys.
Jul 4 - 12:56 PM

Bubba Watson is second in all-time earnings at the Travelers Championship and is back for more this week.

It wasn't love at first sight for the 2010 Travelers champion, as Watson missed the cut in his 2006 debut. Since then, he's 6-for-6 with five finishes inside the top 15, including a victory and a runner-up finish. Six podium finishes on the season parlayed with phenomenal course history makes Watson one of the favorites this week.
Jun 17 - 12:05 PM

Bubba Watson clawed back with an even-par 36-34=70 in his second round of the 114th U.S. Open, but missed the cut on the number at 6-over 146.

Sixty-seven golfers survived the 36-hole cut of low 60 and ties. Watson traded four birdies with four bogeys at Pinehurst No. 2 today, but he'll leave town knowing that he simply didn't produce enough opportunities to break par and play on. The left gathered only 19 greens in regulation. Ignoring his withdrawal from Bay Hill due to allergies, this is his first official missed cut since last year's PGA Championship. Other notables that failed to survive today include: 146--2007 champ Ángel Cabrera; Charl Schwartzel; Luke Donald; Jason Dufner; Hunter Mahan; Miguel Angel Jiménez ... 147--2006 champ Geoff Ogilvy; John Senden; David Toms ... 148--2009 champ Lucas Glover; Lee Westwood; Matt Every; Ryan Palmer ... 150--Graham DeLaet ... 153--Jonas Blixt.
Jun 13 - 8:42 PM

Bubba Watson settled for a 6-over-par 38-38=78 in his opening round of the 114th U.S. Open.

The only man with a chance at the 2014 Grand Slam walked off Pinehurst No. 2 eight strokes off the clubhouse lead. He hit nine only nine greens in regulation and found one birdie. Watson also squared five bogeys and a double (at the par-5 10th hole). He's too good and too proud not to give it his best on Friday, but daily gamers may want to holster him until the weekend in case he doesn't make the cut. At the time he signed his card, he sat T125 on the leaderboard. Regardless of what happens, however, he needs to be back in your lineup at next week's Travelers Championship where he ranks No. 2 in all-time earnings.
Jun 12 - 6:42 PM

Bubba Watson looks to pick off his second major championship of 2014 at Pinehurst No. 2 in the U.S. Open this week.

Considering another long and eclectic lefty by the name of Phil Mickelson finished second at Pinehurst in the 1999 U.S. Open and is also a multiple Masters Champion, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic that this course will fit Watson's eye. He's reduced his schedule after his second Masters win in April, but enters off a third-place finish at the Memorial two weeks ago. His best U.S. Open finish was a T5 at a lengthy Oakmont in 2007.
Jun 10 - 9:29 AM

Overnight leader Bubba Watson concluded the Memorial with an even-par 35-37=72 to post 12-under 276, one stroke outside the playoff between Kevin Na and Hideki Matsuyama.

Watson's day started wonderfully. After shorting his approach into the par-4 first, he calmly holed his 12-yarder for birdie. After birdies from 10'3" and 10'8", respectively, at Nos. 10 and 11, he sat 3-under on the round. Watson then parred 12 and 13 before penciling in a bogey-5 at 14. But the true undoing occurred at the par-5 15th where he sailed his drive out of bounds en route to a double bogey. He parred in with no realistic looks at another opportunity to break par. This is the fifth time in as many chances that the Masters champion has failed to convert victory after holding sole possession of a 54-hole lead.
Jun 1 - 6:14 PM

Bubba Watson spun a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament to take a one-stroke lead into the final round at 12-under 204.

Watson did most of his damage on the front nine, circling five birdies to just one bogey before the turn at Muirfield Village. He added one birdie on the back, but swallowed a pair of bogeys. Highlights included a 17'11" birdie on the par-4 third and a 12'3" birdie at the par-5 15th. His ball-striking and putting stats were modest across the board and nothing stood out as being the catalyst for his success. Bubba is already a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14, hoisting the hardware at the Northern Trust Open and the Masters. He will go for the trifecta in Sunday's final round.
May 31 - 5:38 PM

Bubba Watson chased his opening 66 at the Memorial with a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in his second round to post 9-under 135 at the halfway point, three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

This was so vintage that nearly every hole deserves a spotlight. Watson went 7-for-12 in par-breaker chances with a gimme eagle at the par-5 15th hole and six birdies, the longest measuring 16'4" at the par-4 sixth. However, his most notable conversion dropped in for par from 17'2" at the par-3 fourth. He also fanned on five tries inside 10 feet and squared five bogeys. Only the lefty would seem to jam all of this into just one round, but that's why he's one of the most exciting golfers on the planet.
May 30 - 6:04 PM

Bubba Watson enjoyed a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the Memorial, good for a piece of the clubhouse lead.

Watson acknowledged in his presser this week that he loves Muirfield Village. Well, after zero top 20s among six paydays in eight appearances, he finally played like it today. He hit 13 greens and circled an eagle and six birdies to offset two bogeys. Four of his birdies disappeared on his final five holes, including his last three. He also saved his longest for last, converting an attempt from 13'3" at the par-4 ninth. This matches his lowest round at Muirfield Village. The lefty opened the 2007 edition with the same en route to a T23, which shares his best effort in the tournament (2009).
May 29 - 1:09 PM

Bubba Watson makes his second start since winning the Masters at this week's Memorial Tournament.

Watson tied for 48th at THE PLAYERS following his second green jacket, but that isn't exactly the ideal layout for the bomber. Muirfield Village hasn't been a sweet spot on his schedule either, making six of his eight cuts but failing to crack the top 20 in any of his starts. Given the lengthy layoff, it would be wise to consider this as a tune up for the upcoming U.S. Open at Pinehurst more than week to push too many chips his way.
May 27 - 9:02 PM

Bubba Watson is back in action for the first time since his Masters victory for THE PLAYERS this week.

In six attempts the lefty has never finished better than 37th place at TPC Sawgrass, he's been dormant for three weeks, and will be hounded by the media. Gamers should temper their expectations this week as a letdown is somewhat expected for Watson this week.
May 6 - 12:55 PM

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

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