Name:Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson Jr.
Also known as:Bubba
Born:Nov 5, 1978 in Bagdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
Original/Home Club:Bagdad, Florida
Played as the Genesis Open (Feb 15-18). Second-placed Kevin Na (USA) and Tony Finau (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 21-24). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng), Stewart Cink (USA), Beau Hossler (USA) and J.B. Holmes (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bubba Watson (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (March 21-25). Watson (USA) beat Kevin Kisner (USA) 7 and 6 in the 18-hole final, to record his second win in a WGC event. [Austin CC, Austin,Texas].
Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 18-21). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) and Jason Kokrak (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA), who won this event for the second time. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Hero World Challenge (Dec 3-6; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Patrick Reed (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bubba Watson (USA). [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 25-28). Bubba 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].
Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 13-16). 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].
The Masters Tournament (78th) (April 10-13). 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].
Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Nov 6-9; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours; second of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). 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].
The Masters Tournament (76th) (April 5-8). First-time major championship winner Watson (USA) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th). 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].
Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 27-30). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind fellow lefthander Watson (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 28-May 1). Bubba Watson (USA) beat Webb Simpson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 24-27). 31-year-old Bubba Watson (USA) beat Scott Verplank (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. Corey Pavin (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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