Who's who in golf - Bubba Watson


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Name: - Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson Jr.
Country: - USA
Born : - November 5th, 1978 in Bagdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
Original Home/Club: - Bagdad, Florida
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2003
Web Address: - http://www.bubbawatsongolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Ping, EA Sports, Oakley.

Roll of Honour

Majors (2). Ryder Cup player (2010, '12, '14). Presidents Cup player (2011, '15). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour.


Did you know?

Bubba Watson is one of the few left-handed golfers on the PGA Tour, and one of the most exciting players to watch. More than any modern player, Watson is renowned for his ability to "shape" the ball, playing most shots with either a pronounced fade or draw. In 2012, on his way to winning a playoff at The Masters, he is credited with playing one of the greatest shots ever seen at that tournament. The severely hooking wedge to the green, played from "in the trees," gave him an improbable and immediate advantage over playoff opponent Louis Oosthuizen, and set-up Watson's first major championship win. In 2014, he claimed his second major championship title, winning The Masters for a second time in three years.


Top tournaments won by Bubba Watson

2016Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.269 (-15)$1,224,000
Played as the Northern Trust Open. Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) and Jason Kokrak (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
2015Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands264 (-16)$1,152,000
Played as the Travelers Championship. Watson (USA) beat Paul Casey (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole to claim his second win in this event. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
2015Men AmericaWorld ChallengeAlbany Resort263 (-25)$1,000,000
Played as the Hero World Challenge (an unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Patrick Reed (USA) finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA). [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
2014Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.269 (-15)$1,206,000
Played as the Northern Trust Open. Second-placed Dustin Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win since the 2012 Masters Tournament. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
2014Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National280 (-8)$1,620,000
The Masters Tournament (78th). Second-placed Jonas Blixt (Swe) and Jordan Spieth (USA), both making their Masters debut, finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA), who won his second Masters title in three years. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2014Men WGCWGC - ChampionsSheshan Intl.277 (-11)$1,400,000
Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (co-santioned by world's leading mens professional tours). Watson (USA) beat Tim Clark (RSA) at the first playoff hole, having earlier holed out from a greenside bunker for an eagle three at the final hole. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
2012Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National278 (-10)$1,440,000
The Masters Tournament (76th). Watson (USA) won his first major beating Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) at the second playoff hole. Oosthuizen's albatross two at the par-5 2nd hole on the final day provided an unforgettable moment; only the fourth albatross (double-eagle) in the tournament's history. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
2011Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicTPC Louisiana273 (-15)$1,152,000
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Watson (USA) beat Webb Simpson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].
2011Men AmericaSan Diego OpenTorrey Pines272 (-16)$1,044,000
Played as the Farmers Insurance Open. Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind fellow lefthander Watson (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Final round: South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA. Earlier rounds: North & South courses].
2010Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands266 (-14)$1,080,000
Played as the Travelers Championship. First-time PGA Tour winner Watson (USA) beat Scott Verplank (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Corey Pavin (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

 

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