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Bubba Watson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/5/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
College: Faulkner State Community

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Bubba Watson skated to a 4-and-2 win over Keegan Bradley in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.
This was the fifth match off the first tee at TPC Harding Park today, but it was the second to finish. Following his trouncing of Miguel Angel Jiménez on Wednesday, Watson is the first to go 2-0. Bradley is 0-2 and mathematically eliminated. Bradley opened with a birdie-win at the par-5 first today, but the lefty had the lead by the fourth hole and never relinquished it. Overall, Watson buried five birdies against just one bogey. Bradley penciled in three birdies and three bogeys. Watson will attempt to remain undefeated on Friday when he faces Louis Oosthuizen. Bradley's third-round opponent is Jiménez. Apr 30 - 4:52 PM

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Bubba Watson registered one of the easiest 5-for-4 victories you'll ever see in his first-round match with Miguel Angel Jiménez at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

The lefty converted only two birdies, both on the only two par 5s he played, and squared one bogey, and still walked off with the W after 14 holes. That's because the 51-year-old Spaniard scored birdie-free 4-over-par. Jiménez penciled in his final square at the par-4 14th. After a glass of wine tonight, no doubt -- Napa, California, is but a short car ride away -- MAJ will try again in Thursday's second round against Louis Oosthuizen. Watson gets a familiar face in Keegan Bradley.
Apr 29 - 7:31 PM

Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson produced a late surge to salvage a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in round one of the Shenzhen International.

The tournament's headline act was steady enough on his opening nine at Genzon GC and cashed in with birdies on the easy par fives at 13 and 17 while dropping a shot at the 16th. Watson then swallowed further bogeys at the first and second to slip over par for the day but responded with a trio of successive birdies from the fifth to stay within comfortable distance of the leaders. The American, who found 9 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, will start the second round four shots behind pacesetter Wen-yi Huang of China.
Apr 16 - 6:12 AM

Bubba Watson is the headline act in this week's inaugural Shenzhen International in China.

After a disappointing defense (T38) of his Masters crown, Watson will hope to make it back-to-back wins on Chinese soil having captured the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on his last visit in November. If anywhere near his best, Watson should blow away a weak field so it comes down to how he's feeling mentally after handing over his green jacket to Jordan Spieth. Bubba finished T15 in New Orleans the last time he was in this position although that was a fortnight after he'd relinquished his first Masters title and, of course, the field was much deeper on that occasion. This week's venue, Genzon GC, suits big hitting so it would be a major surprise if he's not in contention or clear of the field on the back nine on Sunday.
Apr 14 - 5:32 AM

Bubba Watson hung up another 1-under 71 in today's second round of the 79th Masters.

The defending champ submitted respective nines of 37 and 34 today with three and two bogeys. The latter set included a 6 at the eighth hole, which is a no-no at Augusta National. In setting up 13 scoring opportunities today, Watson has 28 on the week but only seven birdies. When he signed his card at 2-under 142, he sat just inside the top 20 on the leaderboard but a dozen swings adrift of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.
Apr 10 - 5:56 PM

Bubba Watson opened his title defense of the Masters with a 1-under-par 34-37=71 and sits four strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

It's easy to forget that Watson hasn't played since taking solo third at Trump National Doral five weeks ago. He withdrew early from the Arnold Palmer Invitational due to the death of his friend and former teammate at the University of Georgia, so the lefty may have needed to shake off a little competitive rust. Despite landing 15 greens in regulation today, he squared three bogeys. However, he also picked off four birdies, three of which were two-putts on par 5s. His other par breaker was the result of a confident stroke from mid-range on the par-4 fifth hole. For the record, Watson opened both of his Masters' titles with 69s. Today's score is his third-lowest in the first round in seven appearances.
Apr 9 - 3:09 PM

Bubba Watson will take his second shot at defending a Masters title as he prepares for Augusta National Golf Club this week.

The lefty suffered from winner's hangover after his first Masters win in 2012 but he should have the been there, done that mentality this time around. Watson checks all the boxes this week when it comes to course history, current form, and statistical profile. Gamers should cram the defending champ into their lineups anyway possible and reap the rewards come Sunday.
Apr 7 - 9:33 PM

As a non-commit to next week's Shell Houston Open, Bubba Watson is anticipated to return to competition at the Masters on April 9-12.

The lefty withdrew early from last week's stop at Bay Hill to attend the services of a former teammate and childhood friend that died. He's not competing in San Antonio this week, so he'll have had four weeks off by the time the season's first major rolls around. Of course, Watson has won two of the last three Masters, including last year's edition, so he knows what to expect as he embarks on his second title defense.
Mar 27 - 7:31 PM

Bubba Watson has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational due to the death of a childhood friend.

The PGA TOUR's media department reported the news on its Twitter page. Adjust your lineups accordingly as the lefty was no doubt going to be a popular selection. UPDATE: Watson released the following statement a little over an hour after the initial news: "I am sad to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A close childhood friend of mine passed away unexpectedly last night. My thoughts and prayers are with his young family at this sad time. I have chosen to withdraw so I can attend the funeral and pay respect to my friend and his family." It was later reported that Watson's former teammate at the University of Georgia, David Miller, was the person that died on Wednesday.
Mar 18 - 6:06 PM

Bubba Watson will come up just short in his attempt to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, conjuring up a final-round 1-under-par 32-39=71.

Watson was off like a rocket in his final lap around Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course, circling birdies on the first, third, fourth and seventh holes. Two of them were from longer than 11 feet. Just when it looked like he had the tournament in the bag, the back nine happened. He squared three bogeys, including one on the par-5 12th and watched a two-stroke lead with eight holes to play evaporate. He ends the week at 7-under 281. While that is good for a top-three finish, it won't earn him the victory.
Mar 8 - 6:46 PM

Bubba Watson battled for a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and is tied for second with Dustin Johnson at 6-under 210 with 18 to play.

Anytime the top three names on a leaderboard are J.B. Holmes, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson, it can easily be concluded that a course is a bomber's paradise. Such is the case at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course this week. Watson's five birdies outpaced his three bogeys, with his holed bunker shot for a birdie at the par-4 18th standing as the highlight of his round. The putter was solid, as three of his other four birdies fell from between 10 and 18 feet. He likely needs to take it deep at Doral on Sunday if he is to walk away with his second WGC win of the 2014-15 season. He claimed the WGC-HSBC Champions earlier this season.
Mar 7 - 5:52 PM

Bubba Watson submitted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 for his second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to post 5-under 139 at the midpoint.

Today's loop around Trump National Doral was unique in that he went sub-70 without the benefit of a birdie. That's because Watson eagled the par-5 eighth and 10th holes to overcome an opening bogey at the par-5 first. Much like his eagle at the par-5 12th on Thursday, the lefty kicked in his third stroke at No. 8 today. His eagle at 10 came courtesy of a hole-out from a bunker 20 yards away. His longest conventional conversions dropped for par. The first traveled 16'2" at the 13th hole; the second ran 11 feet at 16. He also recorded a zero-putt five-yarder for par at 5. Watson signed his card sitting just one stroke off Adam Scott's 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 6 - 5:35 PM

Bubba Watson signed for a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Northern Trust Open and is inside the top 10 at 4-under 209 with 18 holes remaining.

The defending champion circled four birdies and squared three bogeys on a difficult day for scoring at Riviera Country Club. He took advantage of the true birdies holes, with three of his birdies coming on the only three par 5s and the other birdie falling at the short par-4 10th. With rain in the forecast for Sunday, it might not take an extremely low number for him to walk away with the title.
Feb 21 - 5:48 PM

Defending champion Bubba Watson added a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in his second round of the Northern Trust Open to post 3-under 139 at the break.

Watson found only five (of 14) fairways for the second consecutive round, but he landed four more greens in regulation (12). And while he equaled his three par breakers and two bogeys form the opener, he went one lower on the par-5 first hole today and converted an eagle try from 42'5". He chased it with a birdie roll from 29'2" at the par-4 second. At the time he signed his card, he sat T10 on a bunched leaderboard.
Feb 20 - 2:59 PM

Bubba Watson opened his title defense of the Northern Trust Open with a 1-under-par 35-35=70.

Kudos to the lefty for keeping his head down today. He split only five (of 14) fairways and hit just eight greens in regulation, but limited the damage to two bogeys while picking off three birdies. He opened with a tap-in 4 at the par-5 first hole and walked off with a pured approach from 168 yards to 52 inches at the par-4 18th, but his most impressive birdie occurred at the par-4 10th, the hole that you either love or hate. He sprayed his drive well left of the hole and even the cart path, but pitched to 30'5" and drilled home the birdie. Watson sits just four strokes back of the fivesome atop the leaderboard.
Feb 19 - 7:49 PM