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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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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

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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

Bubba Watson equaled his best round of the week with a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's finale of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The lefty set the 72-hole clubhouse lead at 9-under 271. At worst, he'll post what is easily his best finish at Firestone Country Club's South Course. He did it by lacing 52 greens in regulation, good for second-most in the field of 77. Today's round yielded 13 GIR from which he harvested six birdies, including tries from 10'7" and 27'3" at the par-4 10th and 13th holes, respectively. Watson birdied the pair of par 5s five times this week, including twice at No. 16. He'll now head to Whistling Straits where he lost in a playoff in 2010. With today's success as the nearest object in his rear-view mirror, he'll be one of the many favorites in Wisconsin.
Aug 9 - 5:39 PM

Bubba Watson added a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to post 5-under 205, four strokes in arrears of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Watson hit 14 greens in regulation and traded three birdies with two bogeys, so he definitely left a couples of strokes on Firestone today. He connected for birdie from 16'9" at the par-4 sixth but whiffed from only 52 inches for birdie at the par-5 16th. At last check, his strokes gained: putting for the round measured -1.379. The lefty's best finish in five previous trips is a T19 in 2012, so there's still work to be done, but today's takeaway helps provide evidence that he's figured out how to score and scramble on the 7,400-yard host track.
Aug 8 - 5:50 PM

Bubba Watson twirled a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to reach the midpoint in 4-under 136.

The lefty went 6-for-13 in par-breaker opportunities with six birdies at Firestone today. His longest conversions rolled 10'6" and 17'2" at Nos. 8 and 10, respectively. He also squared a pair of bogey-5s before settling four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. This is just the second time in his six trips to Akron that Watson has opened with red numbers. The first occurrences was in 2013 when he closed 72-74 to place T27.
Aug 7 - 6:16 PM

Bubba Watson mounted a late charge at the RBC Canadian Open with a final-round, 3-under-par 36-33=69 but his 72-hole aggregate of 16-under 272 came up one shy of champion Jason Day.

Watson began his final frame at 13-under (T2) and one back of 54-hole leader David Hearn. Hearn struck first with birdie on the first to extend the lead to three and each exchanged birdies at the par-5 second. Watson found the bushes off the tee on three and could only chip-out 15 yards, leading to a two-putt bogey. He then bogeyed four and five for back-to-back-to-back dropped shots and fell five shots adrift. The 36-year-old circled birdies on six and nine to offset his fourth bogey at eight to turn 1-over. After squaring his fifth bogey at 10, Watson was toast, but wait. He awoke to birdie five of his last six to nab the runner-up spot. Watson had to chip-in for eagle at the par-5 last to tie Day and force a playoff but missed. His previous-best finish in five RBC appearances was T14 in 2006.
Jul 26 - 7:04 PM

Bubba Watson authored a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the RBC Canadian Open and his 13-under 203 trails 54-hole leader David Hearn by two shots.

Watson is a cumulative 13-under (thru three rounds) playing the final six holes of Glen Abbey Golf Club. On Nos. 13-18 alone, he's bagged three eagles, eight birdies and a lone bogey, which came today at the par-4 14th. Watson began the day at 9-under (T6) and five off the pace. He outpaced three bogeys with five birdies and an eagle. His birdies came at Nos. 3, 7, 10, 16 and 18 with a long of 15'7" at the par-4 10th. His eagle on the par-5 13th was of the zero-putt variety, holing out from just over the back of the green. The 36-year-old has won twice on TOUR this season (12 starts), the latest coming at the Travelers Championship. He's coming off a missed cut at last week's Open Championship. Watson's played the RBC five times, posting a personal-best T14 in 2006. He'll be in the final pairing with Hearn on Sunday.
Jul 25 - 7:22 PM

Bubba Watson crafted a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in today's second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

The left caught fire in the front half of Thursday's opener, holing six birdies for a outward 31 en route to a 4-under 68. He imparted damage on the same nine today, only this time he was coming hom. After sitting 1-over through 12, Watson birdied Nos. 13 and 15 before closing with eagles at the par-5 16th and 18th holes, sandwiching a par at 17. The longest conversion of his round was his last, measuring 19'3" At 9-under 135, he's five strokes back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Chad Campbell.
Jul 24 - 6:12 PM

Bubba Watson opened his bid for victories in consecutive weeks with a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in today's first round of The Greenbrier Classic.

Watson opened birdie-par-birdie at The Old White TPC, the second birdie falling in from 17 feet at the par-3 third hole. He'd then bracket a bogey at the par-4 10th with six birdies on each side before walking off with birdies at 17 and 18. Positioned five strokes off the clubhouse lead, the lefty can't complain given he landed only 11 greens in regulation today. Billy Horschel is the last golfer to win back-to-back events (2014 BMW Championship and TOUR Championship).
Jul 2 - 6:03 PM

With birdie on the second playoff hole, Bubba Watson emerged with victory at the Travelers Championship.

The 2010 Travelers champion hung up a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round to post 16-under 264 and force sudden death with Paul Casey. After the duo traded pars on the par-4 18th to open the playoff, Watson won with birdie-3 on the second hole (also the 18th) as Casey was lying five. Watson, who led outright after 18 and 36 holes, began the day at 13-under (T2) and one back of the 54-hole lead. The 36-year-old circled birdies at Nos. 1 and 2 to move to 15-under early on and sole possession of the lead. He concluded his outward half with seven consecutive pars, registering just 11 putts over his first nine. After pars at Nos. 10-12 (to reach 10 straight), he broke the string at the par-5 13th, a hole that featured a 208-yard approach from the fairway bunker to 39'3" from where he connected for the eagle-3. Watson's victory is his eighth of his PGA TOUR career (223 starts). Coupled with his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions, he's now the fourth multiple winner on the 2014-15.
Jun 28 - 7:21 PM

Overnight leader Bubba Watson patched together a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the Travelers Championship to post 13-under 197, one shot back of 54-hole leader Brian Harman.

Watson began the day with a two-shot margin over three players, including playing partner Harman. He landed seven (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, converting three into par breakers. After recording nine birdies in his first round, Watson circled just three for a second consecutive day. In the midst of a scoring fest, he's still in it though, the result of just two bogeys thru 54 holes, T1 in that stat for the tournament. His shot of the day came at the drivable, par-4 15th, where he duck-hooked his drive wildly and deep into the trees, but enjoyed a fortuitous bounce out of the forest and back into play, eventually saving par. If he goes on to win his eight career PGA TOUR title (including the 2010 Travelers), the 36-year-old might look back at the 15th hole on Saturday as the key moment. Watson, making just his tenth start of the season, won the WGC-HSBC Champions in November and will be in the final group on Sunday with Harman and Graham DeLaet.
Jun 27 - 6:30 PM

Overnight leader Bubba Watson followed his opening 62 at the Travelers Championship with a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round to touch 11-under 129, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

At the time he signed his card today, Watson sat on a three-shot cushion over the rest of the field. He hit 15 greens in regulation, which was one more than Thursday's total, and picked off three birdies, all on par 4s. His longest ran 12'2" at No. 7. He didn't from inside 15 feet all day. At last check, he led the field in distance off the tee and ranked T15 in GIR-percentage (29 total).
Jun 26 - 12:59 PM

Bubba Watson seized outright possession of the clubhouse lead at the Travelers Championship with an 8-under-par 31-31=62 in today's opening round.

TPC River Highlands couldn't have come around soon enough for the 2010 champion. Watson has been scuffling since a solo third at the WGC-Cadillac three-and-a-half months ago. He's even curtailed his schedule a bit in the U.S. as this is just his tenth start of the season. On cue, he landed 14 greens in regulation and poured in a field-high nine birdies today. The set featured a pair ranging 10-14 feet, but his longest came from off the green six yards away at the par-4 12th. The lefty nearly walked off with an eagle at the par-4 18th where his approach from 139 yards struck the flag stick after a bounce and came to rest four inches from the cup for the easy 3. This is the fourth time in his career that Watson has signed for a career-low 62. Today's was his 732nd career round.
Jun 25 - 6:18 PM

Bubba Watson signed for an even-par 35-35=70 following his opening round of the 115th U.S. Open.

Chambers Bay is an extreme golf course, so you'd expect an extreme personality to make some news. That's what happened today with the lefty. He drilled five birdies today, neither of which on a par, but dropped shots with one bogey and two doubles (the par-4 first and 10th holes). As he played the par-5 18th, his final hole of the day, he was heard saying, "Waiting 30 minutes? I mean, this is pathetic professional golf." Indeed, rounds were long, but it's a U.S. Open, so that's going to happen. If you're on board with Watson, continue to hold your breath, but you already knew that.
Jun 18 - 7:06 PM

Bubba Watson is paired with fellow Masters champions Phil Mickelson and Angel Cabrera in the opening two rounds of the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

Watson enters the week 10th in the FedExCup standings going 8-for-8 on the season with four top 10s, highlighted by his playoff win at the WGC-HSBC Champions back in November. The 36-year-old also added a T2 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and a solo third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Watson, a two-time Masters champion, has a lone top 10 at the U.S. Open in eight career starts (T5, Oakmont CC in 2007), and has not come close to replicating his success at Augusta National, missing three of his last six U.S. Open cuts and cracking the top 20 but one other time (T18, Bethpage State Park in 2009). Watson ranks 100th on TOUR in greens in regulation but 13th in scrambling and 21st in the all-around. He finished T38 at this year's Masters and T42 in his last start six weeks ago at THE PLAYERS.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 16 - 10:29 AM